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Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report - 02/06/2019

Senators Seek Surprise Billing Compromise Between Plans, Providers

February 05, 2019
A bipartisan group of senators working on legislation to curb surprise medical billing sent a letter to prominent stakeholders Tuesday (Feb. 5) in a bid to strike common ground between insurers and hospitals, coming hours before President Donald Trump, who supports cracking down on so-called balance billing, was poised to address health care costs in his State of the Union address. Surprise out-of-network bills often occur during emergency care, when a patient may not have control over which hospital they...


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