Experts Find Surprise Billing Network-Matching Proposal Would Lower Costs

By Ariel Cohen
May 30, 2019 at 6:57 PM
A new proposal to curb surprise billing by implementing “network-matching,” floated by Senate health committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and ranking Democrat Patty Murray (WA), could save the federal government $7 billion over 10 years, according to a new analysis by the Council for Affordable Health Coverage. The report also found that Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan’s (D-NH) bill to curb surprise billing could lead to an increase in premiums due to the costs of their proposed dispute...

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