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Pathologists, Radiologists, Labs In Crosshairs As US Senate Panel Clears Lower Health Care Cost Act

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The Senate HELP Committee has targeted “ancillary service providers” – radiologists, laboratorians, anesthesiologists and pathologists – who frequently serve health-care facilities on an out-of-network basis by requiring HHS rules to limit their reimbursements to the private payer in-network rate, as part of an effort to end surprise billing.

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