Price Fixing

Politicians are telling us that they will lower insurance premiums by reining in excessive out-of-network costs. But what they don’t say is how this will impact patients.

The New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance opposes S-1285/A-1952, the doctor price-fixing legislation sponsored by Sen. Joe Vitale. The law dangerously undermines the honest doctors in our State who treat patients without regard to their ability to pay. Its heavy-handed arbitration model, stacked against doctors in favor of insurers, would make 24-hour ER coverage unaffordable in our community and inner-city hospitals. The real victims of this would be our citizens, as the emergency safety net gets pulled out from under them.

The NJDPA supports Sen. Paul Sarlo's S-3299, and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji’s A-4228 can be put forward to protect patients and reduce costs.

The NJDPA is not alone. Other medical organizations are also opposing S-1285. Learn more about why they are opposed by clicking on the links and reading their position papers.

NJOS opposes S-1285/A-1592

Oct 4, 2017

June 21, 2017 Dear Members of the General Assembly and State Senate: On behalf of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society, we are writing to oppose S-1285/A-1952 (“Out-of-

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AMA Weighs in on New Jersey Doctor Price-Fixing Legislation

Jul 11, 2017

The American Medical Association has weighed in on S-1285/A-1952, otherwise known as the physician price-fixing legislation. In their letter, the AMA writes that it “supports holding patients harmless when they receive

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons Opposes S-1285

Jun 16, 2017

The New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons request your opposition of S-1285, which is scheduled for a Senate vote on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Together our organizations represent

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons Support S-3299

Jun 16, 2017

On behalf of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons (NJSPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), we request that you support S-3299 regarding out-of-network patient notification requirements. The New

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