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National non-profit #patient advocacy organization working to ensure fair outcomes for critical #healthcare issues.
Jan 20 19 tweets 55 min read
⚖️ LEGAL LOOKOUT 1: We’ve read with interest the amicus brief below filed by 24 health policy experts in the @texmed v. @HHSGov lawsuit, as we filed one, too.

Without any further digging, though, we can see off the bat that a majority of the so-called experts who signed

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We respect and cherish the fact that everyone party to a significant #policy debate like this one over #regulatory implementation of the #NoSurprisesAct has a voice.

But, a question to @RonaldKlain, @SecBecerra, and

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Aug 13, 2021 17 tweets 54 min read
We issued the following statement this a.m. on the @UHC-@zackcooperYale-@Yale #surprisemedicalbill "research" scandal.

Read here ➡️ conta.cc/3lZWcjP

To ensure that forthcoming #NoSurprisesAct regs are implemented fairly and to protect #patients nationwide, we will... ...continue to shine a bright light on this trickery.

According to our President Christopher Sheeron, "We have long believed that this #Yale study, and several others that have shaped this debate over the past several years, was blatantly concocted out of the public eye by...
Aug 11, 2021 19 tweets 60 min read
⚠️ GROSS COI REVEALED: In an extraordinary and fantastically written investigative report, @theintercept's @rose_n_adams unveils how @UHC co-opted @zackcooperYale's #surprisemedicalbill study, all while #Congress embraced it as "academic" and "unbiased" work to write #SMB law. 1⃣ This lays bare how #UnitedHealth has manipulated #surprisebill "research" to enrich itself at the expense of all #patients and the frontline #medical providers risking their lives over the past few years of #Covid.

2⃣ The study was foundational in the #SMB debate, and...
Jun 25, 2021 11 tweets 40 min read
MUST READ: *Terrific* letter to @SecBecerra, @SecYellen, and @SecMartyWalsh signed by 97 Members of Congress and spearheaded by @RepTomSuozzi and @RepBradWenstrup.

They urge @HHSGov, @USTreasury, and @USDOL to not only reflect congressional...

➡️ hanys.org/communications… ...intent in their rulemaking by ensuring a balanced process to settle payment disputes between #health plans and providers, but also ensure an #IDR process that captures the unique circumstances of each billing dispute and does not cause any single piece of information to be...
Oct 7, 2020 12 tweets 30 min read
The only way to solve #surprisemedicalbills is with a #fairIDR. But we need to get to the crux of this #SMB issue.

☑️ Everyone agrees to take #patients out of the dispute b/w #insurer & #doctor.
☑️ Everyone agrees to let the 2 parties negotiate the bills if the initial...

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payment is deemed to be unacceptable.
☑️ Everyone agrees that there must be a fall back to a neutral third party (i.e., an #IDR entity).

⭐️BUT, what is disputed is whether this IDR will be a fair process where both sides can equally make their case for what is the most...

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Jul 24, 2020 4 tweets 14 min read
📰 Terrific study out this week from @ndpanalytics showing the impact of #Covid_19 on independent #medical practices.

The findings are *staggering*.💥

They not only explain why gov't needs to provide immediate financial #relief to these practices, 1/4 bit.ly/3jASNUZ but also underscore how important it is that we find the right fix for #surprisemedicalbills. #healthcare #health #coronavirus #medtwitter #GetOffTheBench #pandemic #patients #physician

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