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Surprise Billing

Hall Render’s The Week in Washington – February 10, 2020

[02/10/20]

Posted on February 10, 2020 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Surprise Billing Bonanza in the House On February 7, two House panels released measures aimed at fixing surprise medical bills. The House Ways and Means Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee plan to vote on their bills this week. Lawmakers are trying to move quickly as they hope to include surprise billing... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s The Week in Washington – February 3, 2020

[02/03/20]

Posted on February 3, 2020 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Surprise Billing Continues to Be Hot as More Committees Weigh In The House Ways & Means Committee plans to release its surprise billing legislation this week in preparation for a markup on February 12. The Ways and Means proposal will rely on arbitration for resolving out of network claims and will have to be... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s The Week in Washington – January 13, 2020

[01/13/20]

Posted on January 13, 2020 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Welcome to the new The Week in Washington! This newsletter will publish on Monday to review the past week’s news for Congress and the administration, as well as provide a preview for the upcoming week. Health Care on the Hill – What to Expect in 2020 Since 2020 is an election year, Congress traditionally... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – December 9, 2019

[12/09/19]

Posted on December 9, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

House and Senate Panels Announce Surprise Billing Fix On December 8, leaders from the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (“HELP”) and House Energy and Commerce committees announced an agreement on surprise billing legislation. The proposal is intended to end surprise billing of patients by creating a new system of dispute resolution that includes... READ MORE

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No Surprise Here…the Debate Continues on Surprise Billing

[08/28/19]

Posted on August 28, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

It is no surprise that state and federal legislators are taking action to address the issue of unexpected medical bills, otherwise known in the health care industry as “surprise billing.” Surprise billing generally occurs when a patient receives care at an out-of-network facility (often emergency care) or from an out-of-network provider at an in-network... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – July 26, 2019

[07/26/19]

Posted on July 26, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Senate Finance Committee Releases Drug Pricing Reform Package On July 25, the Senate Finance Committee advanced their comprehensive Medicare and Medicaid drug payment reform legislation. The bill now heads to the full Senate floor. A day earlier, Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) and ranking member Ron Wyden (D-OR) released the text of the chairman’s mark... READ MORE

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