Payments Provided by “Credit Card” numbers from Health Plans

Some health plans providing payment via credit card numbers are requiring the practices to pay associated administrative fees.  As a reminder, health plans must provide EFT payments using the national standards whenever a provider requests it.  In addition, health plans are not permitted to delay or reject transactions that follow the standard format, incentivize a provider to use an alternate payment method (such as a credit card), or charge excessive fees for using the standards.