Feb 20, 2019
America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to protecting patients from “surprise bills” and support a federal legislative solution to do so. These types of bills may occur when a patient receives care from an out-of-network provider or when their health plan fails to pay for covered…
Feb 20, 2019
Surprise bills can cause patients stress and financial burden at a time of particular vulnerability: when they are in need of medical care. Patients are at risk of incurring such bills during emergencies, as well as when they schedule care at an in-network facility without knowing the network…
Apr 7, 2021
In this blog post, Terrence Cunningham, AHA director of administrative simplification policy, highlights how United HealthCare’s Designated Diagnostic Provider program could reduce patient access to care and choice of provider, as well as subject patients to a higher risk of an unanticipated…
Mar 30, 2021
The AHA offers initial recommendations to the departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor as they develop guidance to implement the No Surprises Act.
Mar 16, 2021
AHA urges the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to align the Hospital Price Transparency Rule with new transparency requirements included in the No Surprises Act.
Jan 14, 2021
On Dec. 27, 2020, the No Surprises Act was signed into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133; Division BB – Private Health Insurance and Public Health Provisions).
Dec 21, 2020
AHA letter to Ways & Means Chairman Neal and Ranking Member Brady thanking them for addressing surprise medical billing as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021
Dec 14, 2020
AHA commented on the No Surprises Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation released Friday to address surprise medical bills.
Dec 13, 2020
The Honorable Richard E. Neal Chairman Ways & Means Committee U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Kevin Brady Ranking Member Ways & Means Committee U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Frank Pallone, Jr. Chairman Energy & Commerce Committee U.S. House of…
Dec 12, 2020
Last night, House and Senate Committee leaders announced a bipartisan agreement to address surprise medical bills, the “No Surprises Act.” The bill is supported by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX), House Energy and Commerce…