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COVID-19 Package: Contact Senator Schumer- Urge Focus on PPE Access Not Surprise Billing

March 24, 2020 -

There is a concerted effort to add a ban on balance billing and/or some form of detrimental legislation ACEP opposes (HELP/E&C legislation) into the latest COVID-19 supplemental package.

The surprise billing proposal appears to be gaining traction. Senator Schumer has been forcefully weighing in to protect hospitals and providers in New York and ensure they have what they need to protect themselves and combat COVID-19.
 
Senator Schumer's support in relaying to his colleagues in the Senate that to add surprise billing now is short-sited and the wrong message to send to hospitals and providers is essential.

Please contact Senator Schumer immediately and urge him to encourage his colleagues to focus on PPE access, not surprise billing.