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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

House Ways and Means Committee Advances “Surprise” Billing Legislation

On February 12th, the House Ways and Means Committee advanced its version of legislation to end "surprise" medical bills, setting up a showdown among four congressional panels over how to resolve disputes between insurers and providers.

The bill, H.R. 5826 (116), passed by voice vote after a largely rancor free markup, envisions negotiations between health plans and providers who could submit disputes to an independent mediator if there's an impasse. The approach is viewed as more favorable to doctors and hospitals than rival legislation, H.R. 5800 (116), the House Education and Labor Committee approved on Tuesday, that would establish a federal benchmark payment to settle disputes and offer the option to go to arbitration for bills over $750.

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