Complaints and disputes
When an insurer or payer denies a claim unfairly or otherwise conducts business in an inappropriate manner, a physician practice can and should take action. Use the information on this page to better understand and navigate the complaint process.
Physicians should first try to resolve the issue through the third-party payer’s internal complaint submission process. If you feel that your issue was not properly addressed in the internal process, consider seeking an impartial review by a state insurance regulatory agency, your state medical association or the AMA. Understand what to expect during the complaint process.
Filing a complaint against an insurer – map
To assist you with the process of filing a complaint with the AMA, your state medical association or state insurance regulatory agency, the AMA has compiled the complaint process procedures for every state. Information is available through an easy-to-use interactive map.
Health plan complaint form
Use the AMA Health Plan Complaint Form to let the AMA know about the hassles and unfair business practices you experience in your day-to-day interactions with health insurers.
File a HIPAA-related complaint
Physicians are encouraged to file a complaint with the AMA when an insurer is out of compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) transaction and code set standards. Also learn how to file a complaint with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).