Medical bill The regulation issued Sept. 30 directs arbitrators to lean toward picking the amount closest to the median in-network rate negotiated for the type of care involved. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Two of the largest lobbying groups representing physicians and hospitals filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a Biden administration decision on how to implement the law shielding patients from most surprise medical bills.

The lawsuit from the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association does not seek to halt the law from going into effect in January. Instead, it seeks a change in a key provision in regulations issued in September.

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