Early Friday evening we got advanced notice that the leaders of the four key committees in Congress have reached a bipartisan agreement to end surprise billing. Here are the key provisions of the new surprise billing legislation proposed by the Republican and Democratic leaders of those congressional committees.
Ends Surprise Billing for Patients
Most importantly, like all five bipartisan bills we reviewed in our brief, the new legislation would end surprise bills for patients. Going forward, patients would only be responsible for paying their usual in-network cost-sharing amount (e.g. co-pays and deductibles).