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Consumer Reports writes in support of federal Surprise Medical Bill legislation

In October, 2018, Consumer Reports joined with Families USA to share our support for the “Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills Act.”

This legislation would ban surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers who treat patients who visit in-network facilities, and restrict insurers from charging more than in-network cost sharing when patients receive out-of-network care due to no fault of their own. Importantly, the legislation would also set a payment standard for how insurers reimburse out-of-network providers in surprise billing situations.

 

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