There is an article in today’s NY Times about people going to emergency rooms for treatment and then facing large bills because the treating physician was not a network member even though the hospital was listed in the provider network. Eastern Massachusetts scored dismally on this survey with over 40% of all patients getting stuck with surprise bills. I think it is grossly unfair to expect a person in an emergency situation to have to price shop for treatment. Is this being discussed in the legislature? Link to the article is provided below.
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