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Ban on surprise medical bills goes into effect

Jan 4, 2022
The No Surprises Act, which Congress passed more than a year ago, went into effect Jan. 1. It makes many surprise medical bills illegal.
Before Jan. 1, an emergency trip to an out-of-network hospital may have resulted in bills not covered by insurance; even in-network hospitals with out-of-network providers could result in surprise bills.
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Legislation on surprise medical bills would hit physician staffing industry

Jul 1, 2019
Congress is debating multiple proposals that would protect patients from surprise medical bills. But the physician staffing industry is pushing back.
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ER bills are expensive. And secretive.

Jan 7, 2019
In some hospitals, you could pay thousands of dollars just to sit in the waiting room.
"The costs are high — and they vary hugely from hospital to hospital," says Vox's Sarah Kliff. "Case in point: I found one hospital charging $1 for a squirt of an antibiotic ointment called bacitracin —and another charging $76."
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New bill aims to improve sharing of electronic medical records

Dec 12, 2016
President Barack Obama is expected to sign legislation on Tuesday that should speed FDA approval of some drugs and devices, as well as making a significant investment in medical research. The measure – known as the 21st Century Cures Act – also should make it easier for patient data to move from the hospital to […]
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Orlando hospitals waiving bills of Pulse nightclub victims

Aug 25, 2016
Hospital officials could end up waiving $5.5 million of medical care.
Orlando Health will look to community groups, charities and benefits to help.
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Medical bills may soon be as easy to read as credit card statements

May 9, 2016
Knowing how much health care costs before it's delivered would be revolutionary.
What does this all mean?