Responding to Surprise Balance Bills for ER Care – Part 3
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Referrals from the ER and balance bills

The title of Part 3 is a little misleading, as it really deals with other aspects of out-of-network ER-related care in circumstances where patients go to in-network and out-of-network hospital ERs.  One of the surprises that are associated with using an … Continue reading

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Responding to Surprise Balance Bills for ER Care – Part 2
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Standing up to health plans in claims disputes

As I mentioned in Part 1, if you get a surprise balance bill for ER care after being treated in an in-network hospital ER, you need to understand the terms of your health plan policy before you respond to this … Continue reading

Responding to Surprise Balance Bills for ER Care – Part 1
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balance bills

What is a surprise balance bill for ER services? Say you walk in to an ER that is in a hospital that your health insurance plan tells you is in the plan’s network, or you get taken to this ER … Continue reading

Are Emergency Physicians Overpaid ?
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Are Emergency Physicians Overpaid ?

Recently I reviewed some survey data compiled by Emily Rappleye at Beckers Hospital Review on relative physician compensation by specialty from around the country. Though this data is fraught with all of the uncertainties and reservations about accuracy and representativeness that … Continue reading