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Floridas Surprise Bill Law Could Serve As Template For Federal Legislation

Sunday, 19th August 2019

"Florida is one of nine states that have taken on unexpected health care bills by passing comprehensive regulations. 

Still, a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that patients in the state are among the most likely to get surprise bills.

That's because some health insurance plans fall under federal regulation. These plans are typically provided by large companies or unions, which hire major insurers to administer them. The plans are self-funded, meaning they pay claims out of their own funds.

Congress is working on legislation that would apply to all plans. Lawmakers are addressing a form of surprise bills called balance billing, which happens when a patient goes to a hospital that is in their network but are seen by a doctor who is not.

Some say Florida's 2016 law provides Congress with a good template for federal legislation."

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Language: English
Contact: Julio Ochoa

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