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Surprise medical bills in ER and inpatient settings are soaring, JAMA finds

The frequency of surprise medical bills in emergency department and inpatient care situations is surging, while the cost of these bills is nearly double in some scenarios, according to a study published Monday in JAMA. ED visits that resulted in a surprise bill leapt from 32.3% to 42.8% in 2016, and for inpatient admissions the… Read More »

Surprise billing fixes would ding hospitals, staffing companies, Moody’s says

Dive Brief: Efforts to curb surprise billing, if enacted, would hit providers across the sector but would disproportionately affect the bottom lines of those that treat a high percentage of out-of-network patients like hospitals, physician staffing companies, laboratories, radiology and other ancillary providers like air ambulances, according to a new Moody’s Investor Service report. Legislative… Read More »

Senate health committee takes on surprise bills, price transparency in legislative package

Dive Brief: The leaders of the Senate HELP Committee on Thursday proposed a wide-ranging and ambitious package of healthcare bills, including measures addressing surprise medical billing, price transparency, interoperability, drug costs and public health. One bill put forward would require commercial insurers to make claims data and expected out-of-pocket costs available to patients through application… Read More »