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Published by Lilo H. Stainton on NJ Spotlight. Lawmakers try to protect patients from unexpected healthcare charges but the partial fix they propose is opposed by physicians. Support from the new governor and Assembly leadership has jumpstarted a decade-old debate on how to reduce the impact of out-of-network medical bills on New Jersey residents, despite […]

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Published by Lilo H. Stainton on NJ Spotlight. Patient, business advocates call for ‘two-pronged approach’ that melds transparency and mechanism to resolve disputes over surprise charges Hoping to jump-start what they consider a comprehensive reform, a diverse group of healthcare and business advocates have called on Democratic leaders to vote this week on a long-debated […]

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Published by Lilo H. Stainton on NJ Spotlight At NJ Spotlight Roundtable, consumer advocates and stakeholders debate and discuss finding an equitable way solve this nettlesome problem. Consumer advocates, insurance companies, hospitals, and physicians believe it is high time for New Jersey to do more to protect patients against surprise bills from out-of-network healthcare providers. […]

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Published by David Newman and Eric Barrette on Health Affairs Blog There has been increased attention to unexpected bills due to out-of-network charges among the commercially insured population. For example, a recent Brookings report examined where and how “surprise medical bills” can occur in context of U.S. health care. Zack Cooper and Fiona Scott Morton, in a […]

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Published in NorthJersey.com By Dustin Raccioppi After six months and several changes at the request of a range of interest groups, a bill intended to protect consumers from exorbitant out-of-network health care costs cleared an Assembly committee, putting it on a path toward Governor Christie’s desk before the legislative session ends in January. Despite the revisions, […]

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Published in NJ.com By Susan Livio Doctors and hospitals would be required to disclose whether their services are not covered by a person’s insurance network before treatment occurs under the latest version of a proposed bill aimed at curbing “surprise” bills. No longer would consumers learn after elective surgery that their anesthesiologist or other physicians were […]

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