7 recent stories on surprise billing

Here are seven recent articles on surprise medical bills:

1. Republican and Democrat representatives on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released draft legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills. Click here for nine things to know.

2. Ohio Rep. Jim Butler, R-Oakwood, proposed a state budget amendment to tackle large, unexpected bills that occur after a patient is treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility. Learn more here.

3. A New York state law to protect patients form surprise out-of-network bills has resulted in a significant decline in consumer complaints about the issue, according to a new case studyby researchers at Georgetown University. Read more about the law here.

4. In the fight to stop large, unexpected medical bills when patients are treated by out-of-network providers, physicians, hospitals, insurers and legislators agree: No one wants patients stuck with an outrageous "surprise bill." But no one seems to agree on how to solve the problem. Read more about where healthcare stakeholders stand here.

5. President Donald Trump's recent pushfor legislation to end surprise medical bills drew generally positive and cautious reactions from healthcare groups and lawmakers. Click here for six reactions.

6. The Colorado Senate passed legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills. Learn more about the legislation here.

7. At least three-fourths of Americans believe the federal government should protect patients from being on the hook for the cost of unplanned out-of-network healthcare, including emergency care and out-of-network treatment from physicians or specialists, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll. Read more about the poll here.


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Pennsylvania hospitals saw operating income dip 4% in FY 2018, state report finds
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Wisconsin church forgives $4.4M in medical debt


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