The California Medical Association (CMA) wants to hear from physicians who have received incorrect “interim payments” from Anthem Blue Cross or any other payor under AB72, the law that limits out-of-network billing for covered, non-emergent services performed at an in-network facility. AB72 requires “interim payments” to be either the average contracted rate or 125 percent of Medicare (whichever is greater) and patient cost sharing to be calculated correctly. CMA has raised the issue with the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC). To contact CMA, call (888) 401-5911 or e-mail You may also share your experience with CMA here. For more information, visit