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Yale Study Sheds Light On ‘Surprise’ ER Expenses

 Thursday, November 17, 2016

 insurancenewsnet.com

In an unprecedented study of 2.2 million emergency room visits across the United States, Yale researchers found that 22% of patients who went to emergency departments within their health-insurance networks were treated by an out-of-network doctor and potentially incurred major, unexpected expenses. The study, based on data from a large commercial insurer that included tens of millions of covered individuals, provides the first national estimate of the frequency of "surprise" out-of-network medical billing. The researchers describe their findings in an article published in the Nov. 16 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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