Last updated on: 5/5/2020 9:37:33 AM PST
Should the Federal Government Intervene to End Surprise Medical Billing?
Surprise medical billing occurs when a patient unknowingly received medical care outside of their insurance network, resulting in bills their insurance will not cover. About 16% of in-network hospital stays end with an out-of-network surprise bill nationwide, but the percentage is much higher in some states, including California, New Mexico, New York, and Texas, where at least 30% ended with surprise bills.
Source: Jaime Rosenberg, "5 Things about Surprise Medical Billing," ajmc.com, Sep. 6, 2019
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