Balancing the Bills – Policy Solutions to Address Surprise Billing

Key Resources (listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent)

“An Examination of Surprise Medical Bills and Proposals to Protect Consumers from Them.” Pollitz, K., Rae, M., Claxton, G., et al. Kaiser Family Foundation. June 20, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/KEb7.

“A New Bipartisan Bill Could Transform the Way We Pay for Hospital Care.” Roy, A. Forbes. June 17, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/6XH3.

“Breaking Down the Bipartisan Senate Group’s New Proposal to Address Surprise Billing.” Adler, L., Ginsburg, P., Hall, M., et al. USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy. May 22, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/n6N7.

“New York’s 2014 Law to Protect Consumers from Surprise Out-of-Network Bills Mostly Working as Intended: Results of a Case Study.” Corlette, S. and Hoppe, O. Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms. May 2019. Available at http://allh.us/vb9e.

“The Underlying Causes of Surprise Medical Bills.” Blumenthal, D. and Seervai, S. The Commonwealth Fund: To the Point (blog). April 26, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/8Fwn.

“How to End the Scourge of Surprise Medical Bills in the Emergency Room.” Roy, A. Forbes. March 12, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/3qpy.

“Tearing Apart the Threads to the Surprise Billing Debate.” FAIR Health, Inc. March 2019. Available at http://allh.us/fAm6.

“State Efforts to Protect Consumers from Balance Billing.” Hoadley, J., Lucia, K., Kona, M. The Commonwealth Fund: To the Point (blog). January 18, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/exfY.

“I Read 1,182 Emergency Room Bills the Year. Here’s What I Learned.” Kliff, S. Vox. December 18, 2018. Available at http://allh.us/RCuA.

 

Additional Resources (listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent)

“How Congress Should Deal with Surprise Medical Bills for Patients.” Badger, D. The Heritage Foundation. June 25, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/CR6h.

“Colorado Will Finally Protect Patients from Surprise Medical Bills.” Westerson, C. Families USA (blog). June 24, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/pweJ+.

“In Combating Surprise Bills, Lawmakers Miss Sky-High Air Ambulance Costs.” Bluth, R. Kaiser Health News. June 14, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/wdUg.

“Lawmakers Can Prevent Surprise Medical Bills, Lower Health Costs.” Straw, T. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. June 11, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/8p9r.

“Network Matching: An Attractive Solution to Surprise Billing.” Adler, L., Fiedler, M., and Ippolito, B. USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy. May 23, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/KWCu.

“AMA: Regulate Network Adequacy to Stop Surprise Medical Bills.” O’Reilly, K. American Medical Association. May 21, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/dcYa.

“New York’s Law to Protect People from Surprise Balance Bills is Working as Intended, but Gaps Remain.” Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms. CHIRblog. May 13, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/7x8F.

“Addressing Surprise Medical Bills Without Raising the Cost of Health Care.” Duffy, E., Friedberg, M., Whaley, C., et al. The Rand Blog. April 1, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/CNR7.

“Setting Reference Prices in Surprise Billing Situations.” Busch, F., Muller, S., Collier, B. Milliman Client Report. March 7, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/FDaV.

“Eakinomics: Surprise Billing.” Holtz-Eakin, D. American Action Forum. March 6, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/8TCw.

“Consumers’ Responses to Surprise Medical Bills in Elective Situations.” Chartock, B., Garmon, C., Schutz, S. Health Affairs Blog. March 2019. Available at http://allh.us/YHpM.

“Patients as Consumers.” Weil, A. Health Affairs Blog. March 2019. Available at http://allh.us/69pu.

“Federal Policy to End Surprise Billing: Building on Prior Approaches.” Dekhne, M., Adler, L., Sheetz, K., et al. Health Affairs Blog. February 22, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/4Mcy.

“State Approaches to Mitigating Surprise Out-of-Network Billing.” Adler, L., Fieldler, M., Ginsburg, P., et al. USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy. February 19, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/WKmT.

“Arbitration not the Answer to Fix Surprise Medical Billing.” Hyman, D. and Ippolitio, B. American Enterprise Institute. February 12, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/hqQc.

“Taking the Surprise Out of Medical Bills.” ProgressHealth. Blue Cross Blue Shield. February 12, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/q4ux+.

“Issue Brief: New York’s Efforts to Reform Surprise Medical Billing.” NYS Health Foundation. February 2019. Available at http://allh.us/JjVE.

“Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills.” America’s Health Insurance Plans. February 2019. Available at http://allh.us/b3mU.

“Fact Sheet: Hospital Billing Explained.” American Hospital Association. January 2019. Available at http://allh.us/NbTj.

“Analyzing Senator Hassan’s Binding Arbitration Approach to Preventing Surprise Medical Bills.” Adler, L., Ginsburg, P., Hall, M., et al. USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy. October 19, 2018. Available at http://allh.us/CpTQ.

“The Remedy for Surprise Medical Bills May Lie in Stitching Up Federal Law.” Andrews, M. and Appleby, J. NPR. September 10, 2018. Available at http://allh.us/8jBw+.

“Framework for Protecting Patients When Emergency Care is Out-of-Network.” American College of Emergency Physicians. Available at http://allh.us/aekf.