Terese A. Mosher-Beluris and J. Peter Rich were quoted extensively in the cover feature of the September issue of Managed Care Contracting & Reimbursement Advisor. Ms. Mosher-Beluris and Mr. Rich addressed how a provider can lessen the risk of unpaid claims when treating members through a provider organization. Ms. Mosher-Beluris discussed a case in which the Firm obtained a $2.6 million judgment for a hospital, after a health plan refused payment based on its contract with an intermediary organization to pay those claims. Mr. Rich explained the importance of a provider obtaining a direct relationship with a plan if the provider is to get a court or arbitrator to order a plan to pay it once the intermediary provider organization fails to pay. They both also discussed ways that critical provider-plan relationship could be established.