Join Consumers Union & Nationwide Advocates to Discuss Surprise Medical Bills


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By Geraldine Slevin on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015


#SurpriseMedBills Twitter Chat

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10am PT/12pm CT/1pm ET

Whether it’s a shocking bill for an ER doctor, a last-minute switch to an out-of-network anesthesiologist, or a bill that just doesn’t add up, consumers need protection and the tools to contest unfair or inaccurate bills. Patients shouldn’t get caught in the middle of reimbursement battles between doctors and insurance companies.

Join Consumers Union and other advocacy groups nationwide on Thursday, May 7th at 10am PT/12pm CT/1pm ET to talk about why consumers are getting surprise medical bills and what advocates – and consumers themselves – can do about it. We’ll fill each other in on what’s happening in different states, suggest steps consumers can take to avoid and fight surprise bills, and share opportunities for advocacy. Follow and participate in the chat with the hashtag #SurpriseMedBills.

See you on Twitter on May 7th!

One response to “Join Consumers Union & Nationwide Advocates to Discuss Surprise Medical Bills”

  1. james boyd says:

    Hi, Can you tell me the status of NY State bill S 6357B and A.8557B Section U? I believe your site posted this last year:” The new New York State out-of-network consumer protections do not take effect until 2016, because it will take some time to write and implement the new rules for preventing surprise bills, and communicate them to the health plans and providers, and establish the independent dispute resolution process.” Is it still on for 2016? Any partial enactment? I’ve been dealing with an Empire/provider mistake for over a year.-for which Empire is holding me liable. Our new policy is not part of the exchange, since those policies were useless in NYC where 95% of doctors don’t accept any of them.Thank you so much, James Boyd

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