HHS wants surprise-billing fix in stimulus plan, but hospitals say no

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Several significant hospital groups, consisting of the Federation of American Hospitals and the American Hospital Association, oppose including surprise-billing legislation to the relief expense. In a July 30 letter, hospitals stated it would “more destabilize hospitals financial resources as they work to recuperate from an unprecedented public health emergency.”.

In a report released July 29, HHS stated surprise billing should be attended to through legislation, and most likely wont correct itself in the market. According to Bloomberg Government, a senior HHS official told press reporters that the Trump administration desires Congress to include a surprise-billing solution in the upcoming COVID-19 relief bundle.

HHS indicated that it wants legislation to deal with surprise medical billing in the next COVID-19 relief plan, but medical facilities are advising Congress to leave the propositions out.

Morgan Haefner –
Friday, July 31st, 2020

Surprise-billing proposals arent market-based and incentivize payers to make their supplier networks more narrow, some healthcare facility leaders have actually stated.

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