Access & Affordability

Ground ambulance rides and potential for surprise billing

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Ground ambulance rides and potential for surprise billing

In December 2020, Congress passed the “No Surprises Act,” which prohibits most surprise out-of-network billing for plan years beginning in 2022. Surprise bills occur when a patient receives care from an out-of-network provider or facility during an emergency visit or while receiving non-emergency care at an in-network hospital or facility. In these cases, patients may […]

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How does cost affect access to care?

How does cost affect access to care?

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated social distancing to mitigate community spread of the coronavirus. Social distancing recommendations have increased the number of people that report delaying or missing health care visits in 2020, including for preventive services. We do not …