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
Despite the No Surprises Act preventing 9 million surprise bills in the first 9 months of 2022, private equity-backed groups and certain providers continue their attempts to weaken the patient protections and drive up costs and red tape through a series of lawsuits....
Breaking News: 17 Billion Reasons Why Providers Continue Filing Lawsuits to Weaken Patient Protections in the No Surprises Act
The Texas Medical Association (TMA) is at it again. This physician association just announced its third legal attempt challenging the patient protections in the No Surprises Act. Following initial fillings in 2021 and September 2022, additional efforts by TMA and...
As millions of Americans ate turkey last week and discussed what they were thankful for, one subject that hopefully did not arise is surprise medical bills. Thanks to the No Surprises Act, which was enacted with broad bipartisan support in 2020, 9 million surprise...
Tell Washington it’s time to protect patients from surprise and unfair medical bills.