Surprise Billing in the ED is Not Inevitable

Patients should have one thing on their mind when they are treated in the emergency room: recovery. However, surprise billing adds stress to an already emotional situation.

While surprise ED bills are indicative of systemic issues in healthcare, they are not inevitable. Hospitals, physician management groups, and lawmakers can all take steps to improve transparency and fairness for patients while ensuring that providers receive fair reimbursement.

As awareness of the issues grows, consumers will likely demand increased transparency from hospitals, payers, and providers.

Learn more about:

  • The root causes of surprise ED billing
  • The impact on patients and providers
  • Important steps providers can take to close coverage gaps
  • How providers and lawmakers can collaborate to promote fairness and transparency
     

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