The College of American Pathologists (CAP) issued the following statement after the release of a proposal on surprise medical bills from the House Ways & Means Committee:
The legislative framework on surprise medical bills put forward by the House Ways & Means Committee clearly shows there are more options to address this important issue. The CAP remains focused on a balanced solution that holds patients harmless and does not institute a lopsided reimbursement mechanism to settle billing disputes between insurers and physicians. The CAP looks forward to working with the committee on its proposal to stop surprise medical bills for our patients.
About the College of American Pathologists
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. For more information, visit yourpathologist.org to watch pathologists at work and see the stories of the patients who trust them with their care. Read the 2018 CAP Annual Report at CAP.ORG.