Network Matching Proposal To End Surprise Billing Divides Stakeholders

June 06, 2019
As support builds among insurers, think tanks and some lawmakers for including network matching, also known as an in-network guarantee, in surprise billing legislation, physician groups and hospitals warn the proposal could hurt physicians and benefit insurers with no benefit to patients. Also, the Congressional Budget Office’s conclusion that network-matching would save the least of the Senate health committee’s proposed options could throw cold water on the idea. Network matching, as outlined in the proposal floated by health committee Chair...

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