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New law targets surprise medical bills — what patients need to know

Patients are no longer required to pay for out-of-network care given without their consent when receiving treatment at hospitals covered by their health insurance - but the protections against surprise medical bills may be only as good as a patient’s knowledge.... Read more»

Congressional doctors lead bipartisan revolt over policy on surprise medical bills

The detente that allowed Congress to pass a law curbing surprise medical bills has disintegrated, with a bipartisan group of 152 lawmakers assailing the Biden administration’s plan to regulate the law and medical providers warning of grim consequences for underserved patients.... Read more»

At urgent care, he got 5 stitches and a big surprise: a plastic surgeon’s bill for $1,040

Under a law Congress passed last year, many surprise medical bills will be banned starting in January, but urgent care clinics were not explicitly addressed in the No Surprises Act - and individuals could still get hit with large bills while trying to stay out of the emergency room. ... Read more»