RWE highlights effectiveness of ‘No Surprises Act’ on healthcare bills

Written by Darcy Hodge, Editor

No Surprises Act

According to a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers have determined that the ‘No Surprises Act’ is constructive for both patients and insurers regarding healthcare bills. The study, undertaken by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (NY, USA) and Weill Cornell Medical College (NY, USA), utilized data collected from insurers to draw price comparisons. Passed in 2020, the ‘No Surprises Act’ protects some American consumers from unexpected medical bills when visiting an out-of-network provider in an in-network facility. Alongside this, the legislation also ensured bills paid by an insurer to out-of-network providers were determined fairly. The study compared...

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