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Monday, February 10, 2020

New surprise billing proposal by Ways and Means pushes for arbitration guided by median rates

The House Ways and Means Committee has released a long-expected plan to eliminate surprise medical bills, setting up a showdown between several competing proposals. The new proposal adopts a similar set of financial protections for patients, but differs in its approach to resolving payment disputes between providers and insurers. Unlike a competing proposal by the House Energy and Commerce and Senate HELP committees, the bill would not create a federal benchmark that sets a default price. Instead, all surprise bills could be brought to an independent mediator.
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