E&C Draft Surprise Billing Proposal Sets Benchmark Payment Rate

By Ariel Cohen / May 14, 2019 at 2:55 PM
The House Energy & Commerce Committee released a draft bipartisan proposal to tackle surprise medical billing that ties a benchmark payment rate for out-of-network services to the average in-network rate for that geographic area -- a move opposed by hospitals and providers, who don’t like rate setting. The draft bill doesn’t include arbitration , an idea pushed by some in the Senate but opposed by the White House. The legislation, known as The No Surprises Act and released to stakeholders...

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