Lawmakers are introducing a bipartisan measure to protect patients from surprise medical bills.
They propose new legislation that would end the practice of what’s called “balance billing,” which can cause consumers to get unexpected sky-high bills.
The point of surprise happens when people seek out medical care at an in-network facility, but are then seen by an out-of-network provider. A surprise bill can also happen when someone is treated at an out-of-network facility or provider in an emergency.
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