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California's surprise billing legislation stalled for the year

Emily Boerger | Jul 12, 2019 | California

5 Things Colorado: Rep. Susan Lontine, balance billing, health care journalism

| Mar 21, 2019 | Colorado

We are excited to bring your our first edition of 5 Things We're Watching in Colorado health care and health policy! We don't contend that these are the 5 most important things in Colorado health care.  But, we think these are five things worth knowing about if you're one of...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Balance billing, Rep. Tom Oliverson, MCO reform

| Mar 6, 2019 | Texas

The session is really now in full swing, with some important health care legislation introduced recently, including some MCO reform legislation we've been waiting to see released.  So, we have a lot for you on the 2019 legislative session in our March edition of 5 Thing We're Watching in Texas...[ Read More ]

Washington State House passes bill to curb surprise medical bills

Sara Gentzler | Mar 4, 2019 | Washington

“When you cut your finger on a table saw, you don’t call up Kaiser and say, ‘Ok, where am I supposed to go? Am I supposed to go to the hospital that’s 15 minutes away? Am I supposed to go to the one that’s 30 minutes away?’” Rep. Ed Orcutt...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Representative Tom Oliverson

Emily Boerger | Mar 4, 2019 | Texas

Representative Tom Oliverson, MD represents Texas House District 130 and is the Vice Chair of the House Insurance Committee. He joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss cost transparency. “We need some pharmacy benefit manager reform. There needs to be some better regulatory oversight and some...[ Read More ]

Sen. Hancock introduces surprise billing legislation

Emily Boerger | Feb 28, 2019 | Texas

Senator Kelly Hancock and Representative Trey Martinez Fischer announced new legislation to address surprise medical billing on Thursday morning. The new bill builds off of legislation introduced by Hancock 10 years ago which established a mediation process through the Texas Division of Insurance (TDI) for patients to dispute certain surprise...[ Read More ]

New bill targets surprise billing by hospitals

Marjie High | Feb 26, 2019 | California

Assemblymember David Chiu and Senator Scott Wiener introduced AB 1611 on Monday to strike at the practice of “surprise billing” in emergency care. A series of articles by Vox highlighted the issue over the last month culminating with the stories of two San Francisco residents who were covered by health...[ Read More ]