Surprise Medical Billing

Feb 20, 2019
America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to protecting patients from “surprise bills” and support a federal legislative solution to do so. These types of bills may occur when a patient receives care from an out-of-network provider or when their health plan fails to pay for covered…
Feb 20, 2019
Surprise bills can cause patients stress and financial burden at a time of particular vulnerability: when they are in need of medical care. Patients are at risk of incurring such bills during emergencies, as well as when they schedule care at an in-network facility without knowing the network…
Jan 14, 2021
On Dec. 27, 2020, the No Surprises Act was signed into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133; Division BB – Private Health Insurance and Public Health Provisions).
Dec 21, 2020
AHA letter to Ways & Means Chairman Neal and Ranking Member Brady thanking them for addressing surprise medical billing as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021
Dec 14, 2020
AHA commented on the No Surprises Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation released Friday to address surprise medical bills.
Dec 13, 2020
The Honorable Richard E. Neal Chairman Ways & Means Committee U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Kevin Brady Ranking Member Ways & Means Committee U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Frank Pallone, Jr. Chairman Energy & Commerce Committee U.S. House of…
Dec 12, 2020
Last night, House and Senate Committee leaders announced a bipartisan agreement to address surprise medical bills, the “No Surprises Act.” The bill is supported by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX), House Energy and Commerce…
Dec 8, 2020
As Congress continues to negotiate a year-end spending package and more COVID-19 relief, we’re continuing to keep you updated on the latest issues. This is our third Action Alert related to the lame-duck session, and information and resources related to our priority issues are included below.
Nov 10, 2020
Congress is back in Washington, D.C., for its “lame-duck” session, in which lawmakers will take up pressing, end-of-year business. Funding for the federal government, as well as other key health care provisions, are set to expire Dec. 11. It is imperative that we work to ensure that hospitals and…
Nov 9, 2020
Hospitals and health systems are deeply concerned about the effect of unanticipated medical bills on our patients, which could impact their out- of-pocket costs. Protecting patients from surprise medical bills is a top priority for the AHA and all of our members. However, we oppose legislative…