Senate Health Draft Offers Three Options To Address Surprise Billing

By Amy Lotven
May 23, 2019 at 5:09 PM
The Senate health committee’s bipartisan legislative proposal would hold patients harmless for surprise bills and lays out three possible reimbursement options for those situations: benchmark rates that are similar to the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s solution; an “in-network guarantee” that is supported by employers; and an arbitration option, which hospitals and providers have backed. The committee is taking comments on the draft, developed by Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and ranking Democrat Patty Murray (WA) until 5 p.m. June 5...

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