Dr. Lynn Jeffers, a practicing plastic surgeon and current President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, offers her thoughts on the issue of surprise medical bills in an OpEd posted in Morning Consult.  Dr. Jeffers argues that any federal legislation on surprise billing needs to address the growing problem of insurers creating narrow networks which prevent patients from receiving the necessary specialty and subspecialty care when they need it. Such legislation should require transparency, accuracy and independent verification of the information reported by health plans.  Practicing in California, Dr. Jeffers also offers her perspectives on her home state’s effort to deal the the surprise billing issue and how the California state law actually empowered insurers to further narrow their networks and deny physician participation in health plans.

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