Surprise Medical Billing

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…
Nov 10, 2020
Congress is back in Washington, D.C., for its “lame-duck” session, in which lawmakers will take up pressing, end-of-year business. Funding for the federal government, as well as other key health care provisions, are set to expire Dec. 11. It is imperative that we work to ensure that hospitals and…
Nov 9, 2020
Hospitals and health systems are deeply concerned about the effect of unanticipated medical bills on our patients, which could impact their out- of-pocket costs. Protecting patients from surprise medical bills is a top priority for the AHA and all of our members. However, we oppose legislative…
Oct 15, 2020
The following guidelines outline how all hospitals and health systems can best serve their patients and communities. They underscore hospitals’ commitment to ensuring that conversations about financial obligations do not impede care, while recognizing that determinations around financial assistance…
Sep 25, 2020
President Trump signed an executive order on a number of health care issues, including protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions from insurance discrimination and ending surprise medical billing.
Jul 30, 2020
The AHA and other national organizations representing the nation’s hospitals and health systems today urged congressional leaders not to include in the next COVID-19 relief package any surprise medical billing legislation that could further destabilize hospitals’ finances as they work to recover…
Jul 30, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services released a report on surprise medical billing that summarizes research on the prevalence of these bills and recent federal and state actions to prevent them.
Jul 30, 2020
The AHA and other national organizations representing the nation’s hospitals and health systems urged congressional leaders not to include in the next COVID-19 relief package any surprise medical billing legislation that could further destabilize hospitals’ finances as they work to recover from an…
Jun 24, 2020
Notice is hereby given that Plaintiffs are appealing to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from the Court’s final order in this case, entered June 23, 2020 (ECF No. 36).