The California 'surprise medical bill' impacting surgery centers: 4 things to know

Written by Mary Rechtoris | July 21, 2017 | Print  |

In 2016, California Governor Jeffery Brown signed Assembly Bill 72, which impacts facilities such as ASCs, according to JD Supra.

Here's what you should note:

1. The legislation places a cap on the amount out-of-network-surgeons and other providers can bill patients for covered non-emergency services that ASCs and other facilities offer.

2. Under the law, ASCs and other facilities have to bill enrollees the same cost-sharing amount the enrollee would pay a contracted professional for the same service.

3. Additionally, a patient's plan must inform both an enrollee and the non-contacted professional on the in-network cost-sharing amount the enrollee owes.

4. JD Supra advises ASCs and non-contracted professionals to carefully look over their collection policies and procedures to ensure they are complying with the law.

For more on Assembly Bill 72, click here.

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