Nevada governor wants state funding to help residents resolve ER billing disputes

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has proposed a budget that includes funding for positions to help residents resolve out-of-network emergency room billing issues, according to The Nevada Independent.

The budget calls for spending $510,411 over two years for state-level positions within the health and human services department's office of consumer health assistance, the Independent report states. According to the budget, the two positions would "provide mediation services for disputed billing for out-of-network service charges incurred during emergency visits."

The budget item reportedly comes as lawmakers consider legislation this session establishing a process for resolving disputes between insurance companies and providers over such out-of-network service charges.

Access the Independent's full report here.


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