Tag Archive for ‘unanticipated billing’
ACS continues to press for a congressional solution to surprise medical bills
Provides an update on congressional surprise billing proposals and identifies approaches for enhancing insurers’ transparency.
2019 state legislative review: State legislatures tackle a range of patient safety, access, and quality of care issues
Action on state legislative priorities in 2019, including bills addressing surprise billing for out-of-network services, scope of practice, and Stop the Bleed legislation, is summarized.
State legislatures consider surprise billing legislation in 2019
A status update of state-level surprise billing legislation in 2019.
Dateline DC—Federal legislative priorities require surgeon advocate action
The ACS encourages all surgeon advocates to participate and help raise the profile of federal legislative priorities that require Congress’ attention.
Looking forward – July 2019
The College’s role in educating legislators about the causes and effects of unanticipated medical bills is described.
Trauma and cancer take center stage in the state legislatures
Developments in state legislation in the first quarter of 2019, including bills related to Maintenance of Certification, single-payor coverage, and unanticipated billing, are summarized.
Dateline DC—Unanticipated medical billing takes center stage
Reporting on an issue with both federal and state implications: unanticipated, or surprise, billing from out-of-network physicians or facilities.
Dateline DC—Advocacy Summit Participants Set to Advocate on Health Policy Priorities
At the ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit, more than 300 Advocacy Summit participants representing 47 states will meet with members of Congress and their staffs. This article briefly highlights this year’s policy priorities.
2017 state legislative year in review and a look toward 2018
State legislative priorities for 2017, including scope of practice, Maintenance of Certification, and opioids, are identified as are key issues for 2018.
Trauma care funding, scope of practice, and cancer prevention lead state legislative agendas
Summarizes developments in state legislation and identifies the resources available to surgeons who want to participate in regional advocacy efforts.
2016 state legislative year in review and a look ahead
State legislative priorities for the ACS in 2016, including opioid abuse, narrow insurance networks, surprise billings, and trauma system development, are summarized as are key issues that will be addressed at the state level next year.