Meanwhile, unfavorable out-of-network billing legislation introduced in Ohio House
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Ohio ACEP and Healthcare Organizations Testify in Support of Bipartisan Surprise Billing Fix

New surprise billing legislation, meanwhile, introduced in Ohio House

[Left to right] Ohio ACEP President-Elect, Dr. Ryan Squier; Leadership Development Academy member, Dr. Dacia Russell Goman; SB 198 sponsor, Rep. Nickie Antonio; and Ohio ACEP Board member, Dr. Bryan Graham meet to discuss surprise billing
Ohio ACEP Board Member, Dr. Bryan Graham, testifies in support of SB 198 and fields questions from members of the Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee about the growing problem of surprise billing
It was a busy week advocating for a legislative solution to the widespread problem of surprise billing in Ohio. On Wednesday, the Ohio ACEP team attended the Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee hearing for proponent testimony on Ohio ACEP-supported surprise billing legislation, Senate Bill 198. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Sens. Nickie Antonio (D—Lakewood) and Steve Huffman, MD (R—Tipp City), would prohibit balance billing of patients who receive unanticipated out-of-network care at a hospital that is in their insurance network. The bill then creates a “baseball-style” independent dispute resolution (IDR) process to settle payment disputes between the physician and the insurance company. [Read more]

Ohio ACEP Government Affairs:

Baruch Fertel, MD, FACEP

Chair, Ohio ACEP Government Affairs Committee

Amanda Sines

Ohio ACEP Lobbyist
Government Advantage Group

From National ACEP


Bipartisan Solution to Surprise Medical Bills Reaches 100 Co-Sponsors

ACEP and the Out of the Middle Coalition applauded Rep. Raul Ruiz, MD, (D-CA) and Rep. Phil Roe, MD, (R-TN), for reaching 100 cosponsors on their bipartisan solution to address surprise medical bills, which now has more support than any other pending surprise medical billing legislation. ACEP, one of the leaders of the Out of the Middle Coalition, continues to advocate for a solution on behalf of all EPs. Read the press release.

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