Tag Archives: Surprise

Bipartisan draft to ban surprise billing sets rates, nixes arbitration

Dive Brief: House lawmakers on Tuesday released a bipartisan draft bill to ban surprise medical billing and set a minimum payment standard for out-of-network services at the median rate for in-network services in the geographic area the care was delivered. The No Surprises Act does not include an arbitration clause. That will please payers and the… Read More »

Listen: Trump’s Plan To End ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ Bills

President Donald Trump called for an end to the “unpleasant surprise” of certain medical bills on Thursday. Specifically, he outlined a plan that would forbid bills beyond in-network insurance rates in emergencies. For elective procedures, patients would have to consent in advance to receiving care from an out-of-network provider — and get only one bill… Read More »

Trump, legislative pressure mounts to ban ‘surprise’ medical bills

Congress should pass legislation to stop Americans from getting surprise medical bills, President Donald Trump said Thursday, adding momentum to a bipartisan issue. More than half of Americans say they’ve received a surprise bill after getting care, according to one survey. Sometimes called balance bills, they arrive when a doctor, lab-testing service or hospital charges… Read More »