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Three reasons not to celebrate the end of surprise medical bills

January 20, 2021 / By Steve Delaronde

After narrowly missing an opportunity at the end of 2019 to end the outrage surrounding surprise medical bills, the United States Congress finally agreed to ban most of them. The […]

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COVID-19, surprise billing and the cost of care

May 20, 2020 / By Steve Delaronde

The fear of expensive medical bills is an ongoing impediment for patients seeking healthcare services and has only been compounded amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 18, 2020, the Families […]

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Surprise medical billing legislation: So close in 2019!

January 6, 2020 / By Steve Delaronde

Patient advocates thought that 2019 might be the year the U.S. Congress passed legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills. A divided Congress came together in an unusual display […]

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Healthcare price transparency in 2020: Is it enough to control prices?

August 7, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

A proposal was issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 29, 2019 stating that hospitals must make public the payer-negotiated price for 300 common shoppable […]

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Be mindful of the patient: Would you want to get an unanticipated bill or unclear diagnosis?

May 13, 2019 / By Jean Jones, CPC

The Boston Globe is running a series of articles about patients being billed for out-of-network providers in the healthcare setting. The articles detail how patients get hit with a surprise […]