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Physicians for Fair Coverage Issues Statement After White House Roundtable Meeting on Surprise Medical Bills

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Thu, 01/24/2019 - 13:54



Physicians for Fair Coverage Issues Statement After White House Roundtable Meeting on Surprise Medical Bills 


(Washington, DC) – Today, Michele Kimball, president and CEO of Physicians for Fair Coverage (PFC), released the following statement after President Donald Trump convened a roundtable meeting at the White House yesterday to discuss surprise medical bills:


“The President’s roundtable at the White House yesterday is more proof that surprise medical bills – and the insurance gaps that cause them – are a critical issue for America’s healthcare system and the patients it serves,” said Kimball. “Physicians for Fair Coverage is working actively with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to advance comprehensive legislation that improves protections for patients, ensures fair and reasonable reimbursement for physician services, and ultimately preserves access to care.”


More About Physicians for Fair Coverage


Physicians for Fair Coverage (PFC) created the End the Surprise Insurance Gap campaign to advocate on behalf of patients and the physicians who care for them. The goal of the campaign is to advance legislation that protects patients from unexpected costs associated with unanticipated out-of-network care, establishes fair reimbursement standards to preserve needed access, and creates greater network and pricing transparency.


PFC is comprised of tens of thousands of physicians in a variety of specialties serving communities in all 50 states. Its partners include the National Patient Advocate Foundation, the Emergency Department Practice Management Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Society of Anesthesiology, the American College of Radiology, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Emergency Medicine, the Society of Hospital Medicine, multiple state medical societies, and dozens of other state physician and patient organizations. To learn more, visit www.endtheinsurancegap.org.



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