Who Pays When Someone Without Insurance Shows Up in the ER?

If an uninsured patient shows up in the emergency room, who pays? The hospital? Taxpayers? The patient? Other patients? The question is important as Republicans debate health care legislation ...

Cost of a common ER visit? Most health care providers don’t know

Researchers found an average of only 38 percent of emergency medicine healthcare professionals–including physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners–accurately ...

Uninsured are charged four times what Medicare pays for ER visit

A nationwide analysis of medical bills shows that hospitals typically charge uninsured emergency room patients four times what they’re willing to accept from Medicare for the ...

Free-standing Emergency Room, surprise medical bills

Free StThere’s a new kind of health care facility popping up around the country. They’re called free-standing emergency rooms and are meant for people who need medical attention ...

Why Emergency Rooms Are A Hotbed For Surprise Medical Bills

When you head into the emergency room, you might assume that the doctors you see are hospital employees who accept the same insurance plans as their employer. But nearly two-thirds ...

Miami lawmaker pushes bill to ban unexpected medical charges for emergency services

Like most patients, Robert Delfino did what his doctor told him: Go to the hospital for an outpatient cardiac procedure to determine the cause of his heart condition. Delfino, 54, ...

More patients flocking to ERs under Obamacare

It wasn’t supposed to work this way, but since the Affordable Care Act took effect in January, Norton Hospital has seen its packed emergency room become even more crowded, with ...

Study: Minimally injured people sent to trauma centers cost hundreds of millions per year

During a three-year period in seven metropolitan areas in the western United States, the emergency medical services system sent more than 85,000 injured patients to major trauma hospitals ...

Adventures in Outrageous E.R. Hospital Charges

It’s no secret that hospital bills in the U.S.—especially ones from the E.R.—can often hit astronomical proportions. According to a recent cost study conducted by researchers at ...
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