Congress passed the No Surprises Act last year to protect patients from surprise medical bills. Unfortunately, insurance companies are already exploiting the way the Biden administration is implementing the law.
The omicron surge this winter has not only swamped U.S. hospitals with record numbers of patients with COVID-19, it has also caused frightening moments and major headaches for people trying to get treatment for other ailments.
In the past week, the Biden administration launched two programs that aim to get rapid COVID tests into the hands of every American. But the design of both efforts disadvantages people who already face the greatest barriers to testing.
Clinicians should work to better articulate patient medical barriers rather than relying on common negative descriptors in patient EHRs, a report concluded, leading providers to wonder how to combat it.