• Affirmative Statement

  • MedPOINT Management, on behalf of its contracted IPAs and hospital groups, affirms that it encourages appropriate utilization of medically necessary member care and discourages under-utilization of services by the following statements:

    • • UM decision making is based only on appropriateness of care and services and existence of coverage
    • • MPM does not specifically reward practitioners or other individuals for issuing denials of coverage or service care
    • • Financial incentives for UM decision makers do not encourage decisions that result in under-utilization
    • • Providers and practitioners are not prohibited from acting on behalf of the member
    • • Physicians cannot be penalized in any manner for requesting or authorizing appropriate medical care
    • • Practitioners are ensured independence and impartiality in making referral decisions that will not influence: hiring, compensation, termination, promotion or any similar matters

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