6 recent surprise-billing stories

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Here are six recent articles on surprise medical bills:

1. The Virginia State Corporation Commission is gathering input about a proposed rule to stop surprise billing.

2. The California State Assembly advanced legislation to protect emergency room patients from receiving unexpected out-of-network bills.

3. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association wants Congress to establish a payment benchmark for out-of-network clinicians, such as emergency room physicians, as part of a federal solution to stop surprise medical bills.

4. The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons is supporting a proposal to ensure that disputes involving surprise medical bills are fairly resolved.

5. Hospital groups are asking Congress to consider dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and arbitration, as part of a federal solution to stop surprise medical bills. 

6. Becker's caught up with Chip Kahn, president and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals, to get his thoughts on surprise medical bills. Click here for three takeaways.


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