Schaeffer Initiative researchers explore why surprise out-of-network billing occurs and how federal and state governments can respond to eliminate these surprise bills and reduce inflated health care costs.
It may be possible to balance the competing goals of consumer protection and market innovation in state and federal oversight of health plan networks, according to a new opinion piece in The New England Journal of Medicine.
By Mark Hall, Loren Adler, Paul Ginsburg, PhD and Erin Trish, PhD
Following the introduction of the “No More Surprise Medical Bills Act of 2018,” USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy experts analyze what the legislation could mean for patients if signed into law.
By Loren Adler, Paul Ginsburg, PhD, Mark Hall and Erin Trish, PhD, Benjamin Chartock