On Feb. 10, 2020, ACEP announced its support of HR 5826, the Consumer Protection Against Surprise Medical Bills Act. HR 5826 recognizes one of ACEP’s key advocacy points for the last two years: A mediation process with no qualifying threshold must be part of a reasonable congressional solution to surprise bills. ACEP is working with the House Committee on Ways and Means on potential revisions, advocating for the mediator to consider all information provided by physicians to help ensure the long-term sustainability of patient access to care and physician-insurer negotiations.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 39 – No 03 – March 2020
In mid-February, ACEP hosted a live Surprise Billing Town Hall to address member questions about the latest in the federal surprise billing debate and ACEP’s ongoing advocacy efforts. Watch the Town Hall and view the full background on ACEP’s surprise billing work.