How will the CARES Act impact COVID-19 test pricing? One of our Schaeffer Initiative experts suggests a change to require insurers to pay for testing at Medicare prices and prohibit balance billing patients.
Researchers examined data on charges for providers treating Medicare patients and compared them to Medicare’s set payment rate across specialties. They found specialties possessing the ability to surprise bill out-of-network patients higher charges relative to Medicare rates than other specialties.
Using data from the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), USC-Brooking Schaeffer Initiative Associate Director Loren Adler found that the state’s arbitration process is substantially increasing what New Yorkers pay for health care.