ACR Opposes New Congressional Surprise Billing Plan
Vital Improvements Needed
The “surprise billing” plan unveiled recently by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Representatives Frank Pallone (D-NJ), and Greg Walden (R-OR), must be improved to gain American College of Radiology® (ACR®) support.
Narrow insurance networks are the cause of surprise medical bills. Patients should only be responsible for in-network cost-sharing when they unknowingly receive out-of-network care at in-network facilities. New legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills must also guard against unintended impacts on access to care.