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KHN’s ‘What The Health’: Who Will Pay To Fix Problem Of Surprise Medical Bills?

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Congress is finally getting down to real work on legislation to end “surprise” medical bills, which patients get if they inadvertently receive care from an out-of-network health providers or use one in an emergency. But doctors, hospitals, insurers and other health care payers can’t seem… Read More »

Watch: A Status Update On Efforts To Address Surprise Medical Bills

[embedded content] KHN correspondent Rachel Bluth appeared on PBS Newshour Weekend to talk with host Megan Thompson about the continuing problem of surprise medical bills and how the issue is currently playing on Capitol Hill. Rachel’s interview begins around the 10 min. 55 second mark. For more information about medical bills, check out KHN’s Bill… Read More »

Senate health committee takes on surprise bills, price transparency in legislative package

Dive Brief: The leaders of the Senate HELP Committee on Thursday proposed a wide-ranging and ambitious package of healthcare bills, including measures addressing surprise medical billing, price transparency, interoperability, drug costs and public health. One bill put forward would require commercial insurers to make claims data and expected out-of-pocket costs available to patients through application… Read More »