AHIP, AMA Spar Over Adding Arbitration To Surprise Medical Billing Fix

By Ariel Cohen / July 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM
The American Medical Association and America’s Health Insurance Plans are sparring over the arbitration policy in the House’s surprise billing fix as Senate health committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) weighs adding a similar policy to his bill. After AMA wrote to key House lawmakers blasting insurers for trying to quash the arbitration backstop, insurers responded with their own letter explaining why they oppose the approach. The House Energy & Commerce Committee's surprise billing fix starts with a benchmark payment rate...

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