House, Senate Reach Surprise Billing Agreement With Arbitration

By Ariel Cohen / December 8, 2019 at 5:51 PM
The Senate health and House Energy & Commerce committees have reached an agreement on surprise billing legislation that includes arbitration, and they hope to attach the deal to a year-end spending bill, lawmakers announced Sunday (Dec. 8). House and Senate staffers said final details are still being ironed out and the bill text will be released soon. The Energy & Commerce surprise billing proposal previously included a benchmark payment rate and an independent dispute resolution process that would allow providers...

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