Congressional committees released a new bipartisan, bicameral proposal – the No Surprises Act – to address surprise medical billing before the 116th Congress adjourns. The College is advocating for the practicing allergist on this issue and has submitted comments directly to Congress.
While the College and the American Medical Association strongly support patient protections, and the bill includes many provisions that are improvements over previous bills, we have concerns and questions about many of the details. We fear the bill will lead to reduced private sector payment rates when practices are already struggling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; now is not the time to adopt flawed surprise billing legislation.
You can join this grassroots campaign! Contact your Senator and ask him/her to oppose the bill. The Advocacy Council – we have you covered.