The Biden Administration has named 17 members to the Ground Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced yesterday. Required by the No Surprises Act of 2020, the committee will have 180 days after convening to report on options to better disclose charges and fees for ground ambulance services, inform consumers about associated insurance options and protect them from balance billing for such services. It includes representatives from federal, state and local government; emergency care providers; health insurers; and patient advocacy groups. The committee’s first public meeting is scheduled for Jan. 17-18.

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