Overturning HCRA Surcharge to Medical & Outpatient Services
Michelle helped doctors lead the movement to overturn the 9.63% HCRA surcharge to radiological and outpatient surgical services. This proposal would have forced many outpatient medical practices to close, would have severely limited patients’ access to care, significantly lengthened wait times for mammograms, cancer screenings and critical imaging, and drastically reduced potentially cost-saving ambulatory surgical procedures. Due to Michelle’s leadership, the HCRA surcharge was rejected from the final state budget.
Collective Negotiation for Healthcare Providers
Michelle has advocated for legislation to help decrease the exorbitant cost of medical liability insurance and to stop the delay tactics used by health insurance companies to reduce or deny payment for necessary patient care. Michelle co-sponsored Assembly bill A.4301, legislation that would permit physicians and other healthcare providers to collectively negotiate contracts with health plans under close state supervision.
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