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Legislative Update on "Surprise" Medical Bills
There are few things that Congress agrees on in in today’s partisan environment our Nation’s Capital. Protecting patients from “surprise” out-of-network medical bills happens to be one of those few issues.
Over the last few months, legislators in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have introduced close to a dozen legislative proposals to protect patients from "surprise" medical bills and establish a solution for reimbursing the out-of-network provider in these scenarios. If passed by Congress into law, many of these proposals would have a major impact on the ability of physician practices to negotiate fair network participation terms with health plans.
This webinar will:
- Discuss the recent history of efforts to regulate "surprise" bills at the federal level.
- Provide an overview of the prevailing proposals on Capitol Hill.
- Discuss how the policies Congress is considering will impact the healthcare system.
- Summarize HBMA’s efforts to advocate on this issue on behalf of HBMA Members and our provider clients.
Presented by: Matt Reiter, Associate, Capitol Associates & Bill Finerfrock, President, Capitol Associates
Recorded on: Thursday, August 29th, 2019
Time: 1:00pm ET
Cost: Free to HBMA Members/$49 for Non-Members
CHBME: 1 CEU