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Physician, hospital groups gear up for fight on surprise medical bills
Modern Healthcare

Debate over Congress’ proposals to ban surprise medical bills has intensified, as physicians, hospitals and insurers war over legislation.

On the surface, the lobbying fight is over which party—hospitals, physicians or insurers—should shoulder more of the out-of-network costs that are currently being offloaded to patients. But House and Senate committees want to go further than that, in order to capture what those costs actually are and curb their inflation.