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Surprise Medical Billing Fight Leads to Surge in Lobbying

Oct. 23, 2019, 9:30 AM

The fight between insurers and physicians over how to address surprise medical billing led the largest change in health industry lobbying spending over the past three months, according the latest disclosures on Capitol Hill.

Physicians for Fair Coverage, a group backed by health-care specialty firms, reported spending $4.12 million on its own lobbying operations during the third quarter of 2019, more than the group has ever spent to date. The group spent $120,000 on such internal lobbying in the second quarter of 2019 and less than $5,000 on its own lobbying in the third quarter of 2018. The group has ...

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