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1/ I have long said that in health care "the status quo is making far too many people far too much money to want to change the status quo."

No more is this more evident than in the debate over #SurpriseMedicalBills
2/ In Colorado, acting in part on the results of this investigation by @9wantstoknow, legislators finally passed a substantive bill to prevent out-of-network providers from sending surprise bills to patients who visit otherwise in-network facilities.…
@9WantsToKnow 3/ Patients have had, for a long time, a legitimate gripe of doing what their insurance wants them to do only to find themselves hit with a bill from a doctor or other provider who they never met, never chose.

Basically, patients want this protection.
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Why Health Insurances can’t be trusted for Benchmarking—a thread #SurpriseBilling #surprisemedicalbills
1) Senate version of Balance Billing ban plans to use Benchmarking OON rates to 125% of median In-Network rates.…
2) plenty people have said why this is a bad idea, first & foremost it involves govt price controls & fee schedule (as opposed to IDP-type version seen in NY, TX BB laws) @SenateHELP @SenateGOP @marcorubio @ScottforFlorida @Forbes…
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Here we go again. Senate gets its first crack at bill to eliminate #surprisemedicalbills in Colorado. Lots of docs here again.

This is the same bill that sailed through House. HB1174.

More amendments for this one. (Lots of special interests getting their opinions heard on this one)

(Would have to go back to House if amendments approved)
@COHealthAccess heavily involved in pushing this forward.

Bottom line. Whatever happens to language of bill, patients would not receive these surprise bills from out of network providers they never chose.

“It’s time to stop sending these patients to collections” says CCHI
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