House Ways and Means Leaders Call for Formation of AAPB
Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) joined forces yesterday in calling for compliance with the law signed by President Trump last year to convene an Air Ambulance and Patient Billing (AAPB) Advisory Committee. Under the law, the AAPB would be required to issue recommendations to Congress, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Department of Health and Human Services that would serve to control out-of-network charges for air transport services by shielding patients from balance-billing practices that produce unexpected out-of-pocket charges.
In a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao, the two Ways and Means leaders noted that the AAPB has not been established as directed in the law, and therefore has not produced the required reporting on air transport oversight. Their letter a DOT response within 14 days. Read Brady/Neal press release here…
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