As Congress moves to merge multiple pieces of out-of-network billing (OON) legislation into a final package, too much of what is gaining favor will reduce your reimbursements – for both out-of-network encounters and your contracted rates – and reduce your leverage in contract negotiations with carriers. Right now, bills that pay all OON emergency care at the median in-network rate ban elective out-of-network care in some situations, or contain no recourse for providers who receive an unfair payment all have a legitimate chance of becoming law.
ASPS continues to work on several fronts to improve the policies. As part of that effort, the Society is joining with other medical societies impacted by out-of-network billing to elevate the voices of our members who can least afford lost revenue – our solo and small practice owners – through a combined letter from them to congressional leadership.
By signing up to add your practice’s name to the letter, you will help amplify and emphasize the acute impact current proposals will have on small businesses like yours and the patients that rely on them. If you have not signed on already, please do so by noon on December 5, 2019.
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