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…
Apr 7, 2020
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Feb 24, 2020
Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor Surprise Medical Billing Legislation Approved by the House Ways and Means Committee The House returns to Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, and legislation to address surprise medical bills remains under consideration. House and committee leaders will need to…
Feb 24, 2020
Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor Surprise Medical Billing Legislation Approved by the House Ways and Means Committee The House returns to Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, and legislation to address surprise medical bills remains under consideration. House and committee leaders will need to…
Feb 14, 2020
The Senate and House are both considering legislation to address surprise medical bills that patients may incur as a result of unexpected gaps in insurance coverage or medical emergencies. Below are brief summaries of the proposals under consideration. A
Feb 14, 2020
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack discusses the current state of surprise medical billing legislation and the challenges that remain ahead before any proposals are finalized.
Feb 14, 2020
Two House committees – Ways and Means, and Education and Labor – this week advanced separate legislation to address surprise medical bills. These pieces of legislation also are different from a December agreement between leaders from the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee…
Feb 14, 2020
AHA Ask: AHA supports protecting patients from surprise medical bills. Policymakers should focus on assisting rural hospitals in their negotiations with payers and providing the incentives and resources needed to maintain local access to care and not undermine these communities with potentially…
Feb 14, 2020
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 regulatory and legislative proposals.