Neurosurgery Calls for Improvements to Surprise Medical Bills Proposal
The AANS and the CNS are leading an effort to improve a compromise proposal to ban surprise medical bills. Joining 18 national and state medical organizations, the groups issued a statement urging Congress not to enact surprise billing legislation — particularly during the COVID-19 public health emergency — that further destabilizes physician practices, exacerbates disruptions in our health care system and favors an insurance industry that is setting record profits. Leaders from the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and House Energy and Commerce Committees, along with Sen. Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-La.), have reached a tentative deal and are urging their colleagues in Congress to support the new compromise agreement.