Support legislative efforts to:
Adopt network adequacy standards to ensure health plans contract with physicians at in-network hospitals
Create a system for insurers and providers to agree on reimbursement that takes patients out of the middle
Hold patients harmless; meaning, patients shouldn’t pay more when they can’t get access to in-network physicians
Rep. Shalala is working with both political parties to enact the Protecting People from Surprise Medical Bills Act.
And, when health insurance plans fail to contract with hospital-based physicians, patients should not be expected to pay more than what they’d normally pay for in-network care.
A woman with cancer experiences complications related to her treatment and is hospitalized at a facility that accepts her insurance.