6 must-reads about surprise medical bills

Here are six articles that address unexpected medical bills patients receive, commonly called surprise medical bills.

1. Nevada legislation to address surprise emergency bills could be closer to fruition. Read more here.

2. An Arizona law to protect patients from surprise medical bills took effect Jan. 1. Click here for four things to know.

3. Air ambulance companies that don't disclose prices before providing services and obtain patient permission should only be allowed to collect average market prices at most, three authors, including two physicians, wrote in an opinion piece published by STAT. Read the entire opinion piece here.

4. Representatives from the Federation of American Hospitals and the American Hospital Association penned a letter to Congress advocating protection for patients against unexpected gaps in insurance coverage that can result in surprise medical bills. Access the full letter here.

5. Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare and Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield are collaborating to address high, unexpected emergency room patient medical bills. Click here for more information about their efforts.

6. A Florida woman told WFTV her husband went to the emergency room for a minor cut and was charged $5,000. Read about the experience here.


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