'Surprise' out-of-network bills after in-network elective surgery

19:00 EST 10 Feb 2020 | AAAS

(JAMA Network) Claims data from a large health insurer were used to examine how often patients unexpectedly receive out-of-network bills after having in-network elective surgery. These 'surprise bills' typically occur when a patient receives care from a clinician, such as an anesthesiologist or surgical assistant, who doesn't participate in that patient's insurance network.

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