Tag Archives: out of pocket

  • Friday, August 23, 9 am – 10:30 am More than half of all states have enacted some level of legal protections against “surprise” balance medical bills and Congress is now considering a federal approach to address this issue. This session highlights states with enacted surprise billing protections at various stages of implementation, and their approaches […]

    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference
  • State Legislators Take Action to Protect Consumers from Surprise Billing

    Consumer out-of-pocket spending on health care costs, including “surprise” medical bills – often incurred for costly, out-of-network care — is on the rise and state lawmakers are responding with legislation to protect consumers. Surprise bills happen when consumers receive unexpected charges for medical care that they assumed would be comprehensively covered by their insurance plans. […]

    September 18, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, Insurance Legislation, State Health Policy Blog