A Possible Strategy for Fending Off Surprise Medical Bills

Source: NYT > Health

Article note: The idea that modern medical billing has _anything_ to do with "informed consent" is a real stretch. The article proposal of scratching the "pay whatever the hospital decides to charge" parts of contracts and replacing with "pay a maximum of 2x the federally negotiated Medicare rate" before signing forms is an interesting strategy.

Writing in payment limits when signing hospital forms might provide some leverage over disputes that arise from surprise medical bills, some proponents suggest.

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