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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An analysis of out-of-network claims in large employer health plans

An analysis of out-of-network claims in large employer health plans

Being unable to afford health care when it is needed is one of the major worries of families, even those with insurance.  Overall cost sharing (i.e., deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance) has been increasing in employer plans, and enrollees who use …