Contact MAG if you’ve received an Anthem ‘rate realignment’ notice    

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is encouraging physicians and applicable practice staff who have received a notification from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia regarding a “rate realignment” update to contact Ryan Larosa at rlarosa@mag.org as soon as possible. 

“This update could change a physician’s contract in substantial ways (i.e., the value of the codes),” says MAG Executive Director Donald J. Palmisano Jr. “This is a take-it-or-leave-it agreement that will go into effect on July 5, and it may result in physicians being excluded from Anthem’s network.” 

Palmisano adds that, “MAG is considering its options to address this policy – so it is essential to determine the number of physicians who are affected.”