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Congress angles for air ambulance cost transparency

Congress angles for air ambulance cost transparency

By Susannah Luthi  |  October 02, 2018

Congress has taken steps to tackle outsize medical air transport balance bills in the FAA Reauthorization Act by requiring executive agencies to step up efforts for price transparency and consumer support. But will that be enough?

Senator proposes federal curbs on balance billing

Senator proposes federal curbs on balance billing

By Susannah Luthi  |  September 17, 2018

A Senate proposal would take aim at hospital balance billing—a practice that has caused sticker-shock reverberations across the country and sparked increasing public outcry.

Lawmakers call for greater oversight of air ambulance operators

Lawmakers call for greater oversight of air ambulance operators

By Susannah Luthi  |  September 11, 2018

In a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) urged the agency to use regulatory action to curb the growing costs of emergency air transport.

Data Points: Surprise! It's your out-of-network bill

Data Points: Surprise! It's your out-of-network bill

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 01, 2018

Surprise billing continues to be one of the most vexing problems facing the industry. Patients often don't know that the anesthesiologist or another provider are out-of-network when they go in for care. Then the surprise—usually shock—when the bill arrives.

More than half of Americans have received a surprise medical bill

More than half of Americans have received a surprise medical bill

By Alex Kacik  |  August 30, 2018

The public holds insurers and hospitals most accountable when they receive an unexpected charge, many of which may be related to an out-of-network service or provider or consumers' misunderstanding, according to a new survey.

Senate panel eyes regulating insurance prior authorizations

Senate panel eyes regulating insurance prior authorizations

By Susannah Luthi  |  July 31, 2018

A key Senate health panel explored ways to standardize prior authorization across the insurance industry, but at least one witness was frustrated that lawmakers focused on creating new regulations before rolling back existing rules.

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