The doctor who is trying to bring back surprise billing

A surgeon who relies on out-of-network billing is trying to get the entire surprise billing law thrown out. Doing so would dismantle health care’s newest nationwide consumer protection.

If Daniel Haller gets his way, surprise medical bills will be back in full force.

Haller, an acute-care surgeon on Long Island in New York, is suing the federal government over the No Surprises Act, a new law that protects people from receiving unexpected bills from out-of-network doctors. He argues the entire law should be thrown out because it violates his constitutional rights to bill patients directly for any “balance of the fair value” of his services, according to his complaint.

Read the rest…