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Happening NOW: Energy & Commerce Committee hearing on Surprise Medical Bills

 

There's another Congressional healthcare hearing going on right now as well, this time in the House Energy & Commerce Committee; this one is on Surprise Billing:

HEARING ON “NO MORE SURPRISES: PROTECTING PATIENTS FROM SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS”

The Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled, “No More Surprises: Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills.”  

Key Documents

Legislation:

Witnesses:

  • Sherif Zaafran, MD, FASA, Chair, Physicians for Fair Coverage (Testimony)
  • Rick Sherlock, President & CEO, Association of Air Medical Services (Testimony)
  • James Gelfand, Senior Vice President, Health Policy, The ERISA Industry Committee (Testimony)
  • Thomas Nickels, Executive Vice President, American Hospital Association (Testimony)
  • Jeanette Thornton, Senior Vice President of Product, Employer, and Commercial Policy, America's Health Insurance Plans (Testimony)
  • Claire McAndrew, Director of Campaigns and Partnerships, Families USA (Testimony)
  • Vidor E. Friedman, MD, FACEP, President, American College of Emergency Physicians (Testimony)