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Insurance Commissioner Reminds Pa. of Increased Consumer Protections from Unexpected Medical Bills

 

January 20, 2022



Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman reminded Pennsylvanians that the federal No Surprises Act legislation is now in effect and patients are protected from receiving surprise medical bills.

A surprise bill is an unexpected medical bill that a patient receives when they unknowingly or unintentionally obtain health care from a provider that is outside their plan’s provider network. Surprise bills can happen in emergency situations, but can also occur in a non-emergency situation, when an out-of-network ancillary provider such as an anesthesiologist or radiologist provides care...



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