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Coalition Statement on H.R. 3630 “No Surprises Act”

Ahead of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce’s mark-up of H.R. 3630 “No Surprises Act”, the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing issued the following statement: “Out-of-network providers continue to take advantage of patients when they are at their most vulnerable. It’s not just the surprise from out-of-network bills that is unconscionable – it’s also the cost.

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It’s Not Just The Surprise That Hurts Patients, But The Bill: Why Consumers Need A Fair Benchmark Solution

The Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing is proud to be one of the strongest voices calling on policymakers to take urgent action to protect patients from unfair and unreasonable surprise medical bills. These egregious charges from out-of-network providers at in-network facilities have been haunting – and hurting – American families for far too long.

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Ever Hear of an Out-of-Network Chef?

A major new advertising campaign from the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing highlights the unfair and unreasonable practice of surprise medical billing. American patients and families can’t afford these out-of-control bills from out-of-network providers – and they shouldn’t have to. The Coalition’s campaign underscores the urgency for federal legislation to put an end to this disturbing trend – which wouldn’t be tolerated in any other setting.

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Patients in Recovery Deserve Relief, Not a $100,000 Surprise Medical Bill

After a successful spinal surgery, Liv experienced almost instant relief… until a surprise medical bill for $93,991.58 arrived in her mailbox. The cause of the exorbitant bill? A neuromonitoring service provided during the spinal surgery. The service was an important part of her overall surgery, meant to detect potential damage to her nerves during the procedure. The catch was that the monitoring was charged as a separate service from the spinal surgery, because it was provided by a company that was out-of-network with her health insurance provider – even though her surgeon was in-network. How is this fair?

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