10 recent stories about surprise medical bills

Here are 10 articles that address unexpected patient medical bills, commonly called surprise medical bills.

1. California lawmakers have introduced legislation to protect patients from surprise ER medical bills. Read more here.

2. The House will hold its first hearing on surprise medical bills April 2. Learn more about the hearing here.

3. A New York state law — and its "baseball-style" arbitration process — has captured the attention of federal lawmakers as they work on legislation to prevent surprise medical bills. Click here for seven things to know.

4. As federal lawmakers work to reach a consensus on a surprise billing solution, insurers and hospitals are debating the issue. Click here for eight things to know.

5. A nonprofit multispecialty alliance of physicians released a legislative model for federal lawmakers to consider as they take up surprise medical bills. Click here for five things to know.

6. Mississippi healthcare providers continue to send patients large out-of-network medical bills, despite a state law designed to protect consumers, according to a recent Harvard Law School report. Read more here.

7. The Texas Medical Association has come out against proposed legislation designed to end surprise emergency room billing for most state residents with health insurance coverage. Read more here.

8. Legislation to end surprise billing failed in the Georgia House on March 7. Read more here.  

9. FAIR Health, a national nonprofit focused on healthcare cost transparency, released a brief March 6 on the surprise billing debate to offer potential reimbursement solutions. Learn about the proposed solutions here.

10. The Washington state House advanced legislation to prevent surprise medical bills for out-of-network healthcare services. Read more here.


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