Lawmakers Crack Down On Accuracy Of Provider Directories

By Ariel Cohen / October 2, 2019 at 6:06 PM
Reps. Phil Roe (R-TN) and Kim Schrier (D-WA) introduced legislation to improve the accuracy of the information listed on health plans’ provider directories to prevent patients from receiving surprise out-of-network bills. The lawmakers introduced the Improving Provider Directories Act (H.R.3575) on Friday (Sept. 27) in the Ways & Means, Energy & Commerce and Education & Labor committees. The bill would require health plans to establish a process to address inaccurate information listed in publicly accessible provider directories. “This bipartisan legislation...

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