As Congress rushes to pass its final end-of-year legislative package, the issue of surprise billing has come front and center in the form of the recent bipartisan, bicameral No Surprises Act aimed at protecting patients from surprise medical bills. Please find links to the legislative text and section-by-section analysis.
Oppose the No Surprises Act today!
The AMA strongly supports protecting patients from the financial impact of surprise medical bills that arises when patients reasonably believe that the care they received would be covered by their health insurer. Unfortunately, this legislation leaves many questions unanswered, including concerns that it could lead to drastic reductions to in-network payments.
Our nation’s physicians, hospitals, and patients are grappling with the surging COVID-19 pandemic and physicians’ practices are currently financially stressed more than any time in our nation’s history. So why is Congress rushing to pass hastily created legislation without adequate time for stakeholders to sufficiently analyze it, ask questions and seek clarifications, or provide meaningful insight regarding the potential impact to physician practices and patient access to care?
Please contact your Senators now and tell them to stand up for patients and physicians by OPPOSING the No Surprises Act!
America’s physicians strongly agree it is critical to protect patients from surprise medical bills and we firmly believe that a thoughtful, measured federal solution is possible to achieve. However, now is not the time to adopt flawed surprise billing legislation.