Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report - 09/11/2019

Physicians Lobby Hill On Surprise Billing In Final Days Of Recess

By Ariel Cohen / September 5, 2019 at 10:55 PM
Emergency physicians took to Capitol Hill two days before lawmakers return from August recess to lobby for the addition of independent dispute resolution to the Senate’s final surprise billing legislation. The ER doctors argue that relying only on rate setting will take away physicians’ leverage in price negotiations and eventually lead to hospital closures, and that adding an arbitration backstop can alleviate those concerns. The House Energy & Commerce Committee approved surprise billing legislation in July that includes both a...

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