Every day, over 10,000 families in the United States receive a surprise medical bill. These bills happen when a person is charged for care from an out-of-network provider through no fault of their own. They are especially common in emergency settings; one-in-five emergency department visits and nearly 70% of air ambulance transports result in a surprise bill. You can learn more from the No Surprises Campaign here.
Surprise bills can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars - a devastating amount for most people. Congress needs to act to protect patients, and in the process hold down health care costs for families and the health system overall. The best way to do this is through "benchmarking," which is the practice of paying providers the average amount they would ordinarily earn for providing a service in-network.
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