Category: Freestanding ER

How To End The Scourge Of Surprise Medical Bills In The Emergency Room

Senator Bill Cassidy, a Republican from Louisiana, has proposed legislation to address the problem of surprise medical billing. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg© 2018 BLOOMBERG FINANCE LP Opponents of the role of consumers and markets in health care have one go-to argument

Will Texas Legislators Finally Do Something About Surprise Medical Billing

In February, a bill arrived at our house. It was from some doctor we’d never heard of, who, the bill said, “assisted” in some relatively minor surgery my husband had in early November, more than three months before. Turns out,

Texas doctors group ‘strongly opposes’ proposed law to end surprise billing – HoustonChronicle.com

The powerful Texas Medical Association has come out swinging in its opposition of proposed bipartisan legislation that seeks to end surprise emergency room billing in the state. The lobbying group that represents 53,000 doctors in the state began blanketing lawmaker’s

Axios: Standalone emergency rooms are crazy expensive

Freestanding emergency departments, which provide emergency medical care but are physically separate from hospitals, charge many times more than other providers for the same care, according to a new analysis by UnitedHealth Group. How it works: Freestanding ERs often don’t provide treatment

Doctors and insurers use patients as human shields in billing cases – HoustonChronicle.com

Doctors and insurance companies have proven they are more than willing to use patients as human shields. Our elected representatives must intervene. The battle is over money, with doctors and hospitals charging higher prices and insurance companies denying more claims.

Bipartisan Texas Bills Go After “Unconscionable” Freestanding ERs 

A bipartisan group of State Senators and Representatives, including local Democratic State Senator Nathan Johnson, filed legislation to allow the Texas Attorney General to address the unreasonable prices charged by freestanding emergency rooms. Johnson joined author Senator Kirk Watson, D-Austin and

Anthem’s emergency room coverage denials draw scrutiny

Paul Sweatman was back at the emergency room. It was fall 2017 and a week before his left ankle had swollen to three times its normal size. His first stop, an urgent care clinic, said the problem was out of

Presbyterian to open state’s first hybrid ER and urgent care facility | KOB 4

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Presbyterian Medical Group is opening the state’s first hybrid emergency room and urgent care center. The new center, currently being built on the southeast corner of Paseo Del Norte and San Pedro, will help take away the options

Freestanding Emergency Centers seeking Medicare and Medicaid recognition | KRISTV.com

Freestanding Emergency Centers look much like urgent care clinics and so, many consumers have confused the two. There is a big difference. While an urgent care clinic’s billing is usually similar to that at your doctor’s office, billing at a

Freestanding Emergency Centers seeking Medicare and Medicaid recognition | KRISTV.com

Freestanding Emergency Centers look much like urgent care clinics and so, many consumers have confused the two. There is a big difference. While an urgent care clinic’s billing is usually similar to that at your doctor’s office, billing at a

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