Statement Attributable to:
Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A.
President, American Medical Association

“The American Medical Association remains committed to protecting patients from surprise bills.  We appreciate the work by Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, ranking member Greg Walden, Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D., and Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D., and others to add an appeals process for resolving out-of-network payment disputes. This addition represents progress.  While we continue to have concerns with elements of the legislation, we remain committed to working with all committee members to secure further improvements to protect patients, preserve access and foster fair payments for out-of-network services.”

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