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

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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

Did EMTALA Undermine the Safety Net? Part 2
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repairing the safety net

This is a follow-up to last week’s post which focused on one of the most significant impacts of the unfunded EMTALA mandate: the closure of hundreds of hospitals and emergency departments across the nation. Part 2 will address some of … Continue reading