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Florida Medical Magazine Spring 2017

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www.FLmedical.org 29 "More than anything else, it gives physicians or their staff members a chance to build some rapport with payers," he said. "Resolving a problem is more diffi cult when you don't know who to turn to. ere are very few other opportunities where you have a person from an insurance company who is dedicat- ed to be there, and who is knowledgeable enough to assist you." — Erika D. Peterman, FMA Managing Editor Payment problems? Contact the FMA FMA members who are struggling with claims denials or billing issues can contact the FMA at membership@ FLmedical.org or (800) 762-0233 for assistance. Our payment experts are available to answer questions and intervene on your behalf with payers. 2017 Experts Answers You The 2017 FMA Insurance Summit is coming Thursday, May 11 to the Westin Fort Lau- derdale. Agents representing Aetna, Cigna, Florida Blue, United Healthcare, Medicaid and Medicare are expected to attend. FMA members and their offi ce staff receive a $100 to $150 registration discount. • Interact directly with payer representatives, not phone systems. • Learn best practices for fi ling claims, getting authorizations, handling disputes/ appeals, and more. • Get expert advice on avoiding payment obstacles. How to Register • Physicians attending the Summit — click here. • Practice staff members attending — click here to download and fi ll out the registration form. • Click here for information about current and future FMA Insurance Summit sponsor/exhibitor opportunities. "A tremendous opportunity to deal with insurance companies on a personal basis." "It was a great chance to meet carriers face to face." — 2016 FMA Insurance Summit attendees FLORIDA MEDICAL MAGAZINE SPRING 2017

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