Federal officials offering emergency funding to hospitals, clinics and doctors’ practices have included this stipulation: They cannot foist surprise medical bills on COVID-19 patients.
Unexpected medical bills top the list of health care costs Americans are afraid they will not be able to afford, with four in 10 people saying they had received a surprisingly large invoice within the past year, according to a new poll.
OPINION -- I am on Medicare and was having an elective colonoscopy soon. Always having an interest in the distorted pricing practices of providers, I asked several questions -- How much will you be billing me for this procedure? And, how much will Medicare be paying as full reimbursement?