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Surprise billing legislation passes Senate committee

Key clinical point: Bill tackling surprise billing and other issues easily passes HELP Committee.

Major finding: Bill passed by a 20-3 margin, with one Republican and two Democrats voting against it.

Study details: Doctor and hospital groups oppose mechanism employed to halt surprise billing.

Disclosures: Senate HELP Committee, which introduced the bill, makes no disclosures.


S. 1895, the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019.