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Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Examines Surprise Billing

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) submitted a Statement for the Record for a June 16 House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing, No More Surprises: Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills. A variety of stakeholders shared testimony, including Physicians for Fair Coverage, The American Hospital Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans, and the American College of Emergency Physicians. Members of Congress asked questions related to various concerns, including network adequacy standards, transparency for consumers, and the surprise billing laws that have been enacted at the state level. 

Further information on the College’s position on unanticipated billing can be found on the ACS website. For details, contact Hannah Chargin, ACS Congressional Lobbyist, at