Bill To Lower Pay Of Out-Of-Network Physicians, Costs Delayed To 2020
A bill meant to stop out-of-network "surprise billing" may have stalled but is likely to make a reappearance when Congress reconvenes next year according to lawmakers and experts. Despite support in key Senate and House committees, the bill hit a wall when lawmakers introduced an alternative version in the House Ways and Means Committee late in the legislative session.
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