The American Medical Association has new guidance documents to walk physician practices through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance coverage grace period before a policy is cancelled for lack of payment.

If individuals buy health coverage on a state insurance exchange but then don’t make payments, physicians could be out money. The AMA notes that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a little known rule that gives individual purchasers of subsidized coverage through state exchanges a 90-day grace period before coverage is cancelled for non-payment.

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