Beware Of Predatory Or "Surprise" Medical Bills
When patients are responsible and careful to pick in-network hospitals and doctors but still receive care and bills from out-of-network doctors that they did not choose… that’s predatory billing!
This is also known as “surprise” out-of-network billing.
Insurance company’s routinely refuse to pay these out-of-network doctor’s fees, which are typically over-priced and un-regulated. In many such cases, the doctor then “balance bills” the patient for the difference.
Does Your State Have Laws
To Protect You From Surprise Medical Bills?
Review the Balance-Billing Protections By State
to see if your government officials are protecting you.
18 Things You Can Do, If You Are The Victim Of Surprise Medical Billing:
If this seems needlessly complicated - you're right!
But it’s complicated for a reason:
there are of course stake holders who benefit from the complexity of our healthcare system.
When fighting a surprise medical bill, be sure to inform
your agent that you are taking these actions