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“Total Miscue” – FAH Leader Reacts to Release of Surprise Billing Regulation

WASHINGTON – FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement after the Biden Administration issued an interim final rule with comment period to further implement the No Surprises Act:

“The interim final regulation issued today to implement the No Surprises Act is a total miscue. It inserts a government standard pricing scheme arbitrarily favoring insurers. For two years, hospitals and other stakeholders stood shoulder to shoulder with lawmakers to develop legislation that would protect patients from surprise medical bills, and last December, Congress passed a bill with a fair and balanced payment dispute resolution process. This regulation discards all of that hard work misreads Congressional intent, and essentially puts a thumb on the scale benefiting insurers against providers and will over time reduce patient access.”