Physicians Advocacy Institute
In 2006, the PAI was formed pursuant to the settlements from multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) against major for-profit health insurers, with nineteen state and county medical associations as signatory plaintiffs. At that time, this Committee was established as the PAI “Compliance Committee” and was charged with overseeing efforts to enforce the terms of the MDL settlements. Upon expiration of the MDL settlements, the Committee was renamed the “Physicians Advocacy Liaison Committee,”(“PALC”) and was charged with the broader role of working to address contracting and payment abuses by health plans and other entities. The PALC assists the PAI Board in the development and implementation of the Board’s strategic plan and is instrumental to the PAI’s work.