Employer Groups: Make Staffing Firms Accountable For Surprise Billing

By Amy Lotven / May 8, 2019 at 2:40 PM
Two key employer groups suggest Congress consider outlawing profit-sharing agreements and inappropriate kickbacks between hospitals and physician staffing firms as part of lawmakers’ bid to curb surprise billing practices. The National Retail Foundation and the ERISA Industry Committee included that recommendation among several others in a 15-page memo they sent to congressional staffers following dozens of Capitol Hill meetings on the issue. In addition to outlawing profit-sharing agreements, the groups suggest lawmakers consider requiring an in-network matching-rate guarantee and transparency...

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