Stop Surprise Medical Bills
- Protect patients and families from surprise medical bills sent by out-of-network providers.
- Maintain fair and equitable payments for providers with a benchmark standard based on local, competitive market-based rates.
- Help reduce consumers’ health insurance premiums and taxpayers’ costs by avoiding an arbitration process that adds unnecessary cost, delay and bureaucracy to the health system and is particularly harmful for smaller companies.
When clinical specialists choose not to participate in health insurance providers’ networks – or if they do not meet the standards for inclusion – they often demand a blank check from patients for their services. The consequences are significant: financial stress, fighting a complicated, confusing bureaucracy, harassed by collection agencies, and often legal action for non-payment. And when a health insurance provider steps in on a patient’s behalf to cover the surprise medical bill, it raises premiums for everyone else.
Role of Private Equity
ICYMI: Bloomberg Highlights Patient Cost of Provider Challenges
Bloomberg recently highlighted how certain providers seek to increase health care costs for patients by challenging current rules regarding the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process. The No Surprises Act created regulations preventing providers from charging...
Is the No Surprises Act Working? 99% of the Time, Yes.
Surprise bills can be expensive, and usually occur when a patient unknowingly receives care from an out-of-network provider, even if they’re at an in-network facility. Thankfully, bipartisan members of Congress passed the No Surprises Act in 2020 to tamp down on this...
CASMB Statement on the TMA II Ruling
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...
Tell Washington it’s time to protect patients from surprise and unfair medical bills.