5 recent surprise-billing stories

Here are five recent articles about surprise medical bills:

1. Senate surprise-billing legislation could hurt medical transportation companies, S&P says
A Senate surprise-billing proposal could lead to negative financial effects for companies providing emergency air transportation if signed into law, according to S&P Global Ratings.

2. Washington state surprise-billing law takes effect at end of month
Washington state's law to protect patients from surprise medical bills takes effect July 28.

3. Senate surprise-billing legislation advances
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passed bipartisan legislation June 26 that includes a measure to end surprise medical bills.

4. 81% of Americans primarily blame insurers for surprise medical bills, poll finds
A recent poll found more than eight in 10 Americans see insurers as the largest contributor to surprise medical bills.

5. Surprise billing legislation might be unconstitutional
A top Republican lawyer believes the Senate's surprise billing proposal  may violate the U.S. Constitution, according to The Hill.

 

More articles on healthcare finance: 

Senate surprise-billing legislation could hurt medical transportation companies, S&P says
Michigan hospital updates upfront payment policy
U of Utah Health will no longer bill patients' surviving spouses for medical debt

 

 

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