3 ways anesthesia groups can get ahead of surprise billing laws

Angie Stewart - Print  |

President Donald Trump called for legislators to quickly pass a bill targeting surprise billing, according to Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira

To prevent a national ban on balance billing from hurting payment negotiations, Mr. Mira urged anesthesia groups to take the following actions:

1. Lock in three-year rates by negotiating contracts with the primary plans in your payer mix.

2. Get your state insurance commissioner or department involved if the payer drags out negotiations, refuses to consider reasonable rate increases or threatens to reduce current rates.

3. Entreat state lawmakers to sign legislation that protects care providers.

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