Becerra Pleads With Sens To Help Tackle Surprise Billing Backlog

By Michelle M. Stein / March 22, 2023 at 6:12 PM
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra pleaded with senators on Wednesday (March 22) to help HHS get through the backlog of surprise billing disputes -- too many of which, he said, are frivolous. “I'm going to plead for your help. We're receiving more than ten times the number of claims that anyone ever expected. And these arbitrators that are supposed to go through these claims are swamped,” Becerra told Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the president’s...

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