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United Pegs Out-Of-Network Emergency Docs As Key Driver Of Surprise Bills

By Amy Lotven
September 6, 2019 at 8:29 AM
UnitedHealth Group on Thursday pointed to out-of-network physicians who work in emergency departments as a key reason for the increase in surprise billing, highlighting a brief released in March that says those providers increase health care prices for consumer by $6 billion a year. United’s brief comes as key senators involved in crafting the surprise billing legislation took to Health Affairs to encourage support for what they see as a compromise surprise billing solution that removes patients from the process,...


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