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The Buck Stops Here: CA Supreme Court to Rule on Health Plans' Negligent Delegation of Payment Responsibilities

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by Andrew H. Selesnick
Lifeline
October 2016

Andrew Selesnick's article, "The Buck Stops Here: CA Supreme Court to Rule on Health Plans' Negligent Delegation of Payment Responsibilities," was published in the October 2016 issue of Lifeline.

From the article...

"Put simply, if the Legislature intended that emergency physicians absorb all risks of nonpayment for their services, regardless of the reason for the nonpayment, as a condition of holding themselves out as emergency physicians, then the Legislature would have included such language within the KnoxKeene Act. Ultimately, without a common law avenue for non-contracting physicians to obtain payment for services rendered, the physicians would be left without a remedy and, potentially, without a viable medical practice."

View Article (pg. 10)