April 3, 2019
The Council joined over 30 other employment-based trade groups to provide input on the issue of surprise medical billing to the chair and ranking member of the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions. The letter was sent in advance of the subcommittee’s hearing on the issue, and as a signatory to the letter’s principles for reform, we hope it will have a helpful impact.
As both the House and Senate examine surprise medical billing, we urge Congress to find legislative solutions that protect the consumer and maintain affordability, especially those who receive care at in-network facilities. Ideas such as disclosure and transparency for out-of-network professional costs at the time of scheduling, and updates to hospital websites that lack the appropriate specialists will help those patients seeking in-network care.