Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report - 12/04/2019

W&M Surprise Billing Measure Would Wipe Out Savings, Complicate Deal

By Ariel Cohen / November 25, 2019 at 6:32 PM
The House Ways & Means Committee will soon release surprise billing legislation that attempts to appease both providers and insurers, and eliminates billions in savings compared to other bills by driving up payment rates. The House Energy & Commerce and Senate health committees are merging their respective surprise billing legislation, so the addition of a Ways & Means bill might throw a wrench in plans for Congress to include surprise billing measures in government funding legislation. Ways & Means plans...

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