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FAH Supports Ways & Means' Commonsense Surprise Billing Solution

February 07, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Legislation, Statement

WASHINGTON – FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement in reaction to the House Ways and Means surprise billing proposal:

“Hospitals have long called for a balanced, fair approach to protect our patients from out-of-network surprise bills. The bipartisan House Ways and Means proposal meets that need.  
 
"The plan authored by Chairman Neal and Ranking Member Brady provides certainty for patients while enabling the health care community to settle payments without unnecessary rate setting. We are pleased to see this progress on surprise billing legislation and hope that the Congress can unify around this commonsense solution."