Utah surprise billing legislation moves to Senate

Utah legislation targeting surprise billing in emergency situations was approved by the state House Monday, The Salt Lake City Tribune reports.

Here are three things to know about the measure.

1. The legislation, HB395, passed the Utah House in a 39-34 vote, according to the report.

2. The bill proposes setting a maximum price physicians and hospitals may charge patients over what insurers must pay for emergency care under federal law, according to the report. Under HB395, a national benchmark for usual emergency care charges would be used to set the maximum price.

3. The bill now heads to the Utah Senate.

 

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