The Maine Independent Senator asks CMS to follow his state’s lead in ensuring that patients are not exposed to unexpected medical bills.
Senator Angus King has reached out to CMS administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSour. He referred to the fact that Maine patients have been able to compare prices for some medical services since October 2015.
King said the federal government should work with lawyers and hospitals to rule out unexpected billing. This will bring the country in line with the No Surprises Act, which came into effect in December 2020, he said.
King said he hopes for “the smooth implementation of this important law so that consumers can make the best decisions for their families.”