Letter

Letter to insurers and physician staffing companies on surprise billing


12.19.19

Excerpt: “Over the past year, the Committee has taken several bipartisan steps to hold patients harmless in situations where they, through no fault of their own, receive a surprise bill from an out-of-network health care provider,” Walden, Pallone, Alexander, and Murray write in the letters. “We are concerned about the impact of surprise billing on the nation’s rising health care costs and the devastating effect that the practice is having on Americans. Therefore, we request your assistance to understand better why surprise billing occurs, the policies and practices that help protect individuals from surprise billing, and the current incentives behind the negotiations between providers and insurers.”

Click here to read the letter to Anthem

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Click here to read the letter to CVS Health

Click here to read the letter to Envision Healthcare

Click here to read the letter to Health Care Service Corporation

Click here to read the letter to Highmark

Click here to read the letter to TeamHealth

Click here to read the letter to UnitedHealth Group

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