Surprise Medical Bill Law Has Been Good for Providers

The federal process for resolving billing disputes for out-of-network care has to date yielded payouts well above what Medicare and most in-network private insurers would pay providers, according to a new Brookings Institution analysis provided first to Axios. Brookings analyzed Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data on arbitration decisions to settle disputed claims during the first half of 2023. Researchers specifically focused on emergency care, imaging and neonatal and pediatric critical care. Across the three categories, median payouts were at least 3.7 times what Medicare would pay, Brookings found.

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Source: https://www.axios.com/2024/03/27/surprise-bill-health-insurance-premiums

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