By Consumers For Quality Care, on May 13, 2021
Only 17 states have surprise-billing laws that are stronger than the federal guidance – Washington being one of them – so it’s on Congress and the White House to fill the gap. More needs to be done to ensure transparency in billing and end balance billing. By 2022, there should be strong rules and oversight in place to protect consumers from surprise billing, however, consumers will still have to be vigilant against hospitals that conduct financially toxic debt collection practices against patients.
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