Ending Surprise Medical Bills
Millions of Americans had faced the financial burden of surprise medical bills. Today, consumers are protected from these unfair charges, and it’s now more important than ever to make sure these consumer protections remain in place.
Members of the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing, which represent leading employer groups, unions, health insurance providers and the tens of millions of people they employ and serve each day, support comprehensive protections against surprise medical bills, including:
- Banning out-of-network providers from sending surprise medical bills to patients.
- Maintaining fair and market-based payments for out-of-network care.
- Reducing consumers’ health insurance premiums and taxpayers’ costs by avoiding an arbitration process that adds unnecessary cost, delay and bureaucracy to the health system.
Surprise medical billing represented one of the most pressing affordability challenges facing consumers and the country. Millions of patients faced surprise medical bills they did not expect at prices they could not afford.
Role of Private Equity
Congress took an important first step to protect patients from surprise bills with the passage of the No Surprises Act. These bipartisan reforms will ban surprise medical bills, help lower premiums for consumers and employers and save taxpayers more than $17 billion over the next decade.
In light of a final rule issued by the Biden Administration regarding surprise medical billing, the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing sent a letter this week to the tri-agencies emphasizing the need to protect patients and their families when it comes to the...
Most of the surprise billing focus in August has understandably been centered on the highly anticipated final rules related to the arbitration process outlined in the bipartisan No Surprises Act. For those that might have missed it, however, on August 10, 2022, a...
Washington, D.C. - The Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing issued the following statement in response to the final regulation from the Biden Administration implementing important provisions of the bipartisan No Surprises Act. “The No Surprises Act prevented two...
Tell Washington it’s time to protect patients from surprise and unfair medical bills.