Washington, D.C. – The Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing issued the following statement in response to the decision rendered in the Texas Medical Association v. United States Department of Health and Human Services case challenging provisions of the final rule issued on the No Surprises Act:
“For years patients were hit with surprise medical bills from private-equity backed providers. That finally changed, with bipartisan enactment and implementation of the No Surprises Act, which has already prevented more than 9 million surprise bills from reaching American families.
“We are disappointed in the ruling in the Texas Medical Association case following their continued efforts to disrupt the patient protections and increase costs.
“The latest TMA decision hurts patients by making health care more expensive and benefits private-equity and out-of-network providers, whose 16 court challenges demonstrate they care more about protecting their own profits. Despite this ruling, the Administration should not be deterred in their efforts to protect patients from surprise medical bills, just as Congress intended when they passed the No Surprises Act.”