Bloomberg Law
Dec. 9, 2021, 7:55 PM

Hospitals, Insurers Split Over Rule Restricting Surprise Bills

Sara Hansard
Sara Hansard

Health insurers and medical providers are sharply split over a Biden administration rule that lays out how they should resolve disputes over surprise bills.

Hospitals and doctors say they will be hurt by the rule implementing legislation to crack down on surprise billing, but health insurers and employers say it will prevent health-care price inflation.

“It’s really put a finger on the scale in favor of plans,” Amanda Hayes-Kibreab, a partner with law firm King & Spalding who represents major hospitals and providers, said of the interim final rule published Oct. 7 by four agencies.

The rule implements a major ...

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