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White House Backs Surprise Billing Ban Without Pay Rate Guidance

By Ariel Cohen / May 28, 2020 at 6:51 PM
The Trump administration is pushing Congress to ban surprise medical bills outright, instead of stipulating who pays for services provided by out-of-network doctors. The administration’s approach is new; past proposals called for shielding patients from surprise bills, but those bills have been thwarted by fighting between insurers and doctors over how to set reimbursement for out-of-network charges. The White House wants Congress to include the ban in the next coronavirus stimulus package. There is no legislative text, but lobbyists, policy...


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