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Third-party Carriers

The WSMA is committed to working with the medical directors of the various third-party insurance carriers to provide more effective continuity of care. (Res 20, B-90; EC 11/90) (Reaffirmed A-17)

The WSMA opposes insurance cancellation or non-renewal of policy based on the insured submitting claims on the policy for the insured's choice of health care provider. (EC 9/91) (Reaffirmed A-17)

The WSMA opposes legislation or regulation requiring physicians to withhold patient billing until receipt of reimbursement of third-party carriers. (EC 7/88) (Reaffirmed A-17)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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