Below is an excerpt from Politico Pulse
AND THE PRICEY ‘SURPRISE BILL’ AD BUYS CONTINUE — A coalition of mainly insurer and employer groups is launching today a multi-million ad buy attacking private equity groups for trying to sink “surprise” bill legislation. “Private equity firms buy doctor groups, and take them out of network to overcharge patients,” a narrator says in one ad.
It’s the second multi-million advertising campaign from the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing, which is advocating for a federal benchmark rate and against an arbitration approach to settling payment disputes between providers and plans. Television and digital ads will run in the Beltway until at least mid-November; digital ads will be up in more than a dozen states through the same time period.