9 recent stories on medical billing

Here are nine articles published by Becker's Hospital Review since Feb. 20 addressing medical billing.

1. Salem, Va.-based LewisGale Regional Health System emergency room physicians are out of network with Anthem, which has created billing problems for patients. Read more here.  

2. Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital made headlines in recently after a Vox report revealed the hospital is out of network with all private health plans, which can leave patients with massive bills. Since the story ran, the city's largest public hospital has made efforts to evaluate and change its billing practices. Click here for a full timeline.

3. A Florida woman was charged $48,512 for rabies treatment after a cat bite, primarily for an antibody injection. Click here for six things to know.

4. Georgia lawmakers are looking at solutions to surprise medical billing. Read more here.

5. California lawmakers have proposed surprise emergency room billing legislation. Click here for seven things to know.

6. A former nurse at Regional Medical Center in San Jose, Calif., is accusing the hospital and its owner, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, of submitting false claims to Medicare. Read more here.

7.  Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W. Va., and East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, are allowing patients with outstanding medical bills to pay only half of their balance. Read more here.

8. A recent white paper spotlights two state options to protect patients from surprise out-of-network billing. Read more here.

9. Six national healthcare groups penned a letter to Congress Feb. 20 outlining principles for lawmakers to consider amid their efforts to eliminate surprise billing. Access the full letter here.


More articles on healthcare finance: 

California bill would require hospitals to give 180-day public notice before closing
LewisGale ER patients cite billing problems after seeing out-of-network physicians
NewYork-Presbyterian CFO Michael Breslin: There are 'limitless' opportunities in telemedicine

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