Insurers lose multiyear lobbying fight over surprise medical bills

Thursday, December, 31st, 2020

The Hill: https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/532156-insurers-lose-multi-year-lobbying-fight-over-surprise-medical-bills

No more surprise medical bills. What will that mean for insurance premiums?

Wednesday, December, 30th, 2020

Marketplace: https://www.marketplace.org/2020/12/30/no-more-surprise-medical-bills-what-will-that-mean-for-insurance-premiums/

The New Surprise Billing Law Is an Imperfect Win

Tuesday, December, 29th, 2020

Washington Monthly: https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/12/29/the-new-surprise-billing-law-is-an-imperfect-win/

‘Surprise’ medical billing banned after Richard Neal gets on board

Tuesday, December, 22nd, 2020

Boston Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/12/22/nation/surprise-medical-billing-banned-after-richard-neal-gets-board/

Surprise Medical Billing Is Finally Coming To An End After Congress Reached A Last-Minute Deal

Tuesday, December, 22nd, 2020

Buzzfeed News: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/suprise-medical-billing-banned-congress-coronavirus

How the Ban on Surprise Medical Bills Helps Consumers

Tuesday, December, 22nd, 2020

Consumer Reports: https://www.consumerreports.org/medical-billing/how-ban-on-surprise-medical-bills-helps-consumers/

Surprise Medical Bills Cost Americans Millions. Congress Is Finally Set to Ban Most of Them

Sunday, December, 20th, 2020

New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/20/upshot/surprise-medical-bills-congress-ban.html  

Surprise billing reforms look set to be included in year-end spending bill

Friday, December, 18th, 2020

Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/12/18/health-202-surprise-billing-reforms-look-set-be-included-year-end-spending-bill/

Bipartisan senators urge surprise billing deal’s inclusion in year-end package

Tuesday, December, 15th, 2020

The Hill: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/530396-bipartisan-senators-urge-surprise-billing-deals-inclusion-in-year-end  

Congress might ban surprise medical billing, and that’s a surprise.

Friday, December, 11th, 2020

The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/12/11/us/joe-biden-trump#congress-might-ban-surprise-medical-billing-and-thats-a-surprise

Bipartisan fix for ‘surprise’ medical bills hits roadblock with powerful chairman

Tuesday, December, 8th, 2020

The Hill https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/529314-bipartisan-fix-for-surprise-medical-bills-hits-roadblock-with-powerful

Michigan’s surprise billing legislation attracts national attention

Sunday, September, 13th, 2020

MiBiz https://mibiz.com/sections/health-care/michigan-s-surprise-billing-legislation-attracts-national-attention

3rd Hour of TODAY: The biggest questions over medical bills during the coronavirus pandemic, including what’s covered by insurance and what isn’t

Thursday, July, 23rd, 2020

.@vickynguyentv joins us to break down the biggest questions over medical bills during the coronavirus pandemic, including what's covered by insurance and what isn't. pic.twitter.com/D3SeTB84Qd — 3rd Hour of TODAY (@3rdHourTODAY) July 16, 2020  

Surprise Billing Spending Ends Amid Congressional Deadlock

Thursday, July, 23rd, 2020

Bloomberg Law https://news.bloomberglaw.com/coronavirus/surprise-billing-spending-ends-amid-congressional-deadlock

The Forces Fighting Congress’s Bill To End Surprise Billing Are Acting Like They’ve Already Won. They Likely Have.

Friday, July, 10th, 2020

Buzzfeed News https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/surprise-billing-legislation-dying-in-congress  

In Fine Print, HHS Seems To Have Banned Surprise Medical Bills During The Pandemic

Monday, April, 20th, 2020

NPR https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/04/17/837749925/in-fine-print-hhs-seems-to-have-banned-surprise-medical-bills-during-the-pandemi

Why Congress Can’t Stop Surprise Medical Bills

Tuesday, April, 7th, 2020

Washington Monthly https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/april-may-june-2020/why-congress-cant-stop-surprise-medical-bills/

Surprise Billing Curb May Hitch Ride on Next Coronavirus Bill

Tuesday, March, 31st, 2020

Bloomberg Law https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/surprise-billing-curb-may-hitch-ride-on-next-coronavirus-bill

What Is The Cost Of COVID-19 Treatment?

Sunday, March, 29th, 2020

NPR https://www.nprillinois.org/post/what-cost-covid-19-treatment#stream/0  

Creating the Price Transparency Patients Deserve

Wednesday, March, 25th, 2020

Health Leaders Media https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/finance/creating-price-transparency-patients-deserve  

House committees’ move surprise billing legislation ahead of May deadline

Saturday, February, 15th, 2020

Modern Healthcare https://www.modernhealthcare.com/politics-policy/house-committees-move-surprise-billing-legislation-ahead-may-deadline    

House committee advances provider-friendly surprise billing fix

Wednesday, February, 12th, 2020

Modern Healthcare https://www.modernhealthcare.com/politics-policy/house-committee-advances-provider-friendly-surprise-billing-fix

House Looks At Surprise Billing Proposals

Monday, February, 10th, 2020

Insurance News Net https://insurancenewsnet.com/innarticle/house-looks-at-surprise-billing-proposals#.XkW06WhKg2w

House committees unveil surprise billing legislation

Friday, February, 7th, 2020

The Hill https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/overnights/482093-overnight-health-care-new-surprise-billing-legislation-released

US families hit with huge surprise medical bills: What can be done.

Wednesday, January, 15th, 2020

Nightline https://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/us-families-hit-huge-surprise-medical-bills-68321419?cid=clicksource_574_null_card_image

Congress will try to score drug pricing, surprise billing wins in 2020

Friday, January, 3rd, 2020

Modern Healthcare https://www.modernhealthcare.com/politics-policy/congress-will-try-score-drug-pricing-surprise-billing-wins-2020

Demand for Medical Cost Transparency Spurs Change

Monday, December, 23rd, 2019

Web MD https://www.webmd.com/health-insurance/news/20191223/demand-for-medical-cost-transparency-spurs-change

Welcome to the Club (That You Don’t Want to Join)

Wednesday, December, 18th, 2019

ABC Radio https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/start-here/id1355180130?i=1000459956432

Surprising Swings In Momentum For Legislation On Surprise Medical Bills

Tuesday, December, 17th, 2019

Kaiser Health News https://khn.org/news/congress-compromise-legislation-on-surprise-medical-bills/

Top Dem Accused of Putting Private Equity Before Sick and Poor by Killing Effort to End ‘Devastating’ Surprise Medical Bills

Tuesday, December, 17th, 2019

Common Dreams https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/17/top-dem-accused-putting-private-equity-sick-and-poor-killing-effort-end-devastating

Congress Likely to Punt Surprise Billing Legislation to 2020

Tuesday, December, 17th, 2019

Medscape https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/922754

Turf war derails bipartisan push on surprise medical bills

Friday, December, 13th, 2019

The Hill https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/474520-turf-war-derails-bipartisan-push-on-surprise-medical-bills

Congress’s new plan to end surprise medical bills, explained

Tuesday, December, 10th, 2019

Vox https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/12/9/21003480/stop-surprise-medical-bills-legislation

Competing House surprise billing plan muddies path of White House-backed legislation

Monday, December, 9th, 2019

Healthcare Dive https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/competing-house-surprise-billing-plan-muddies-path-of-white-house-backed-le/568682/

House lawmakers may revive provider-friendly surprise billing proposal

Wednesday, December, 4th, 2019

Modern Health Care https://www.modernhealthcare.com/politics-policy/house-lawmakers-may-revive-provider-friendly-surprise-billing-proposal

Congress May Have a Cure for Surprise Medical Bills

Tuesday, November, 26th, 2019

Consumer Reports https://www.consumerreports.org/health-insurance/congress-may-have-cure-for-surprise-medical-bills/?fbclid=IwAR3yuJ-M24msQFEfwNL8F9LzouJKkmUlNqsa2wOsLWCnWg9aCy2Q-oTrrPo

Crunch time for Congress on surprise medical bills

Monday, November, 25th, 2019

The Hill https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/471405-crunch-time-for-congress-on-surprise-medical-bills

Groups Try To Renew Momentum On ‘Surprise’ Bill Legislation

Friday, November, 15th, 2019

Politico https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-pulse/2019/11/14/new-price-transparency-rules-landing-tomorrow-782422

Poll aims to reignite federal surprise-billing debate

Thursday, November, 14th, 2019

Becker’s Hospital Review https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/poll-aims-to-reignite-federal-surprise-billing-debate.html

Nearly half of Americans say they’ve been hit with a surprise medical bill

Thursday, November, 14th, 2019

Vox https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/11/13/20961663/poll-stop-surprise-medical-bills-legislation

It can happen to anyone of us, an air ambulance ride costing $53,000

Thursday, August, 15th, 2019

News 5 Cleveland- TV https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/investigations/diagnosis-debt/it-can-happen-to-anyone-of-us-an-air-ambulance-ride-costing-53-000

Politicians Tackle Surprise Bills, but Not the Biggest Source of Them: Ambulances

Monday, July, 22nd, 2019

The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/22/upshot/ambulance-surprise-medical-bills-law.html

House Panel Strikes Deal On Surprise Billing

Thursday, July, 18th, 2019

POLITICO https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-pulse/2019/07/18/much-loathed-cadillac-tax-is-halfway-to-repeal-688392

Surviving Surprise Medical Bills

Wednesday, July, 3rd, 2019

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance https://www.kiplinger.com/article/insurance/T027-C000-S002-surviving-surprise-medical-bills.html?rid=SOC-email#.XVYSlDFaNsM.email

E&C Looks into Surprise Medical Bills

Wednesday, June, 12th, 2019

POLITICO https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-pulse/2019/06/12/attempt-to-repeal-abortion-funding-ban-struck-down-651540

Congress Urged to Rein In Surprise ‘Out-Of-Network’ Medical Bills

Wednesday, June, 12th, 2019

Cox https://www.wokv.com/blog/jamie-dupree/congress-urged-rein-surprise-out-network-medical-bills/nMIwv8S6u7UWgNiazrlW9L/