Hospitals and other health care providers are trying to keep federal agencies from classifying them as government contractors or subcontractors because they participate in government health plan provider networks.

Members of a House Education & the Workforce subcommittee discussed the health care provider status bill, H.R. 3633, at a hearing this week.

The bill would keep the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs from classifying a health care provider as a federal contractor or subcontractor because it received a payment from the federal government, regardless of the reimbursement methodology.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.