WHAT IS THE PEDIATRIC COUNCIL?
The pediatric council is a group of volunteer physicians who meet to discuss pediatric issues with payers. The council aims to facilitate better working relationships between pediatricians and health insurance plans. Unified under the common purpose to improve the quality of care for children, the Council argues the merit of improving coverage for pediatric services that have important value to overall health outcomes.
The pediatric council is not a forum for joint contract negotiation, individual contract discussion or other fee-related concerns. The council's goal is to help pediatricians to smoothly and efficiently run their practices and improve adjudication of health plan claims.