Surprise Medical Bills: Balance-Billing & Other Charges Leave Patients With Big Debts
In New Hampshire, visitors to some emergency rooms have received shockingly high bills after treatment, often involving charges for out-of-network doctors, who provided care at hospitals that were part of their insurance plans. Wednesday morning at 9, The Exchange takes a closer look at this "balance-billing."
- Mark Hall - Nonresident Senior Fellow for Economic Studies at the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institute. Read Mark's research below.
- Josh Kattef - New Hampshire resident who incurred high medical bills as a result of balance billing, and participated in a study on balance billing in New Hampshire.
- Representative David Luneau - Legislator from Merrimack who is sponsoring HB-1809, which would prohibit balance billing under the managed care law.
- Casey McDermott - Reporter for NHPR. Read Casey's coverage of balance billing in New Hampshire below.
From the Brookings Institute:
From Casey McDermott at NHPR:
"The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills," from the New York Times.
"After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn't Know," from the New York Times.