There’s help for physicians disputing health plan policies

It’s possible for physicians to influence health plan decisions and policies, but they may need help to do so. Membership in a medical society can be beneficial because groups can lobby on physicians’ behalf. Experts say physicians may also need to seek help from a government agency or even the media to ensure problems get attention. “If you’re doing it alone, you’re never going to succeed,” said Dr. Richard Lander of Livingston, N.J. American Medical News (free content) (5/21)