What to do about surprise medical bills

Eric Christenson had shoulder surgery this year, and he thought everything would be completely covered by his insurance company. “A couple months after the surgery, I received ...

Insurance Loopholes & Master Pricing: How Surprise Medical Bills Knock consumers down

Most of us know which local hospitals and doctors are covered by our insurance providers, but even when we make sure that we only see an in-network physician or surgeon, nearly one-third ...

Avoid Medical Bill Sticker Shock

Before Lisa Beach, an assistant vice president for an Austin, Texas, credit union, had surgery for severe back pain two years ago, she did everything she could think of to make sure ...

California Bill Seeks To Prevent Surprise Medical Bills

It’s a common problem. A patient with insurance is admitted to an in-network hospital. Weeks later, the patient gets a bill for thousands of dollars from an out-of-network doctor they ...

How To Avoid “Sneaky Medical Billing”

It’s likely happened to you. A week or so after a routine doctor visit, you get an outrageous bill, charged for things you didn’t even know would cost you. It’s a practice ...

How to fight an unexpected bill under Obamacare

Do your homework. That’s the advice health insurance companies have long given. They tell you to verify whether your doctor or hospital is in network before you head to your appointments. ...

Preventing surprise medical bills

State Financial Services Superintendent Ben Lawsky on Monday called on lawmakers to back reforms that would protect patients from getting blindsided by large medical bills in disputes ...
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