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Senate health bill includes pay cap for surprise bill disputes
Modern Healthcare

The Senate health committee has landed on a policy to ban surprise medical bills through a cap on the pay physicians, hospitals and air ambulances can collect for out-of-network care.

The panel’s chair, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), formally introduced the policy Wednesday as part of a bipartisan legislative package aimed at lowering costs in hospitals and across the healthcare system.

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