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The Virginia General Assembly is determined to prevent surprise billing and has convened a work group through the Health Insurance Reform Commission (HIRC). The Medical Society has been working with policymakers and stakeholders on solutions that protect patients and support physicians.

When delivering emergency services, physicians are required to take patients regardless of their ability to pay. Physicians do not have objections to this requirement; except that this requirement leaves holes in health insurance for patients.

The MSV is fighting to remove exposure in patient insurance coverage, hold patients financially harmless, and hold health plans accountable for adequate networks. Physicians remain committed to solving through effective policy that will protect patients.  

Resources

Virginia Lawmakers Seek Solution for Surprise Balance Billing - September 20, 2018 news story from NBC 4 Washington featuring Ralston King, Assistant Vice President of Government Affairs for MSV