Surprise medical bills, also known as "balance bills,” arise when patients visit a hospital or health care provider that they think is in their insurance network, but are then treated by a doctor, specialist, or technician who is out-of-network. The patient is then billed directly by the provider for an unexpectedly expensive out-of-network service.
Surprise Medical Bills: Policy Activity
Aimed Alliance Emphasizes the Need for Congressional Action to Reduce the Cost of Health Care in the U.S.
Last year, the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee launched a process to draft legislation that would reduce…