Surprise medical bills are caused by narrow health insurance networks and this problem will only be solved through fair negotiation, not insurer-dictated price-setting. Unfortunately, health insurers and their allies in Congress are attempting to use the COVID-19 pandemic to sneak through a federal benchmark on out-of-network medical bills. AAOS strongly opposes this effort amidst an unprecedented world health crisis. As Congress continues to consider relief packages, help us make sure they remained focused on providing support to physicians and your patients, not stripping you of your ability to negotiate with health insurers.
As Congress continues to consider COVID-19 relief packages, help us make sure it remains focused on providing support to physicians and your patients—not stripping you of your ability to negotiate with health insurers.
More on AAOS efforts to stop surprise billing:
- AAOS Statement on Ways and Means Surprise Billing Proposal
- AAOS Statement on Surprise Billing Proposal from House and Senate Committees
- AAOS Urges Against Benchmarks, in Support of Arbitration to Resolve Surprise Medical Bills
- AAOS Opposition Statement to Senate HELP Surprise Billing Proposal
- AAOS Encouraged by Protecting People from Surprise Medical Bills Act
- AAOS Letter to Ways and Means on Surprise Billing Hearing
- AAOS Letter to Senate Working Group on Surprise Billing
- Letter to Congress re: Narrow Networks