Medical associations file suit over surprise billing provision
January 19, 2022

The country's largest lobbying groups representing physicians and hospitals have filed suit over a controversial surprise billing provision opposed by radiologists and other specialists.

Both the American Medical Association and American Hospital Association are taking the Biden administration to court over recent rulemaking aimed at banning unexpected medical bills. The two said they support the effort but believe the departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor are failing to honor Congress’ original intent in implementing the law.

As proposed in October, the AMA and AHA argue the law will tip scales in favor of health insurers and reduce patients' access to care by discouraging "meaningful" contract negotiations.