Surprise Billing Updates and Resources

Over the past year, there has been considerable public and policymaker focus on the issue of surprise medical billing. The AHA supports protecting patients from surprise medical bills and improving patient access to meaningful pricing information. The following resources provide more information on the AHA’s position, including in response to legislative proposals.

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The Issue The Senate and House are both considering legislation to address surprise medical bills that patients may incur as a result of unexpected gaps in…
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Two House committees – Ways and Means, and Education and Labor – this week advanced separate legislation to address surprise medical bills. These pieces of…
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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in June 2019 passed the Lower Health Care Costs Act (S.1895), legislation to prevent surprise…
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Overall Talking Points on Surprise Billing Solutions   Patients should be protected from surprise bills. They should not be balance billed for…
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The one issue that all stakeholders – hospitals, physicians, insurers and consumers – agree on is that patients should not be balance billed for emergency…
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Patients should not be balance billed for emergency services, or for services obtained in any in-network facility when the patient could reasonably have…