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…
May 21, 2019
Hospitals and health systems are committed to protecting patients from surprise medical bills and support a federal legislative solution to do so, AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels said today during a House Committee on Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing examining the issue.  
May 21, 2019
AHA testimony before the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health on Hearing on Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills
May 16, 2019
Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Todd Young, R-Ind., Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Tom Carper, D-Del., today introduced legislation to address surprise medical bills.
May 14, 2019
House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today released a discussion draft of bipartisan legislation to address surprise medical bills.
May 9, 2019
President Trump today released guiding principles for addressing surprise medical bills.
Apr 2, 2019
The House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions today held a hearing on protecting patients from surprise medical bills.
Apr 2, 2019
American Hospital Association Statement Before Committee on Education and Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions of the U.S. House of Representatives “Examining Surprise Billing: Protecting Patients from Financial Pain" April 2, 2019