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New Coalition To End Surprise Billings Intensifies Feud As Deadline Looms

June 11, 2019
A new coalition of influential employers and insurers is encouraging Congress to tackle surprise billing via legislation that sets a benchmark payment rate and does not include arbitration. This stance goes against what many hospitals and providers groups want, and the Federation of American Hospitals is already trying to cast doubt on the group’s approach. The growing feud between hospitals and insurers comes as the Senate health committee plans a June 18 hearing on its proposal to curb surprise medical...


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