Payer Contracts and Your Medical Practice: Beware of Deal Breakers

Penny Noyes of Health Business Navigators discusses the typical components in payer agreements, and those that might cause practices trouble.

Overworked and harried practice administrators may not always review payer contracts as closely as they should. But now, with new provisions of the Affordable Care Act rolling out, it is more important than ever to know what you've agreed to.

Penny Noyes, president and CEO of Health Business Navigators, is scheduled
to present "Deal Breakers in Payer Contracts - Usual Suspects, and ACO and Exchanges Updates," on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 9:45 a.m., at this year's Medical Group Management Association Annual Conference in San Diego.

In this podcast, she offers a summary of typical contract provisions that practices should be aware of, and also discusses how changes related to ACOs and
the new healthcare insurance exchanges can affect practices and payer contracts.