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March 19, 2020 10:19AM
Dr. Sriram Mannava: It’s time to stop surprise medical bills in Ohio

Every day, patients across Ohio and the country seek emergency medical care when they experience concerning symptoms. That is precisely how the system should work.

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December 12, 2019 9:03AM
PFC Statement on the Bicameral Surprise Billing Provision

Physicians for Fair Coverage (PFC), a non-profit, non-partisan alliance of tens of thousands of physicians, released the following statement after details of the surprise medical billing provision within the House Energy and Commerce and Senate HE

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October 21, 2019 10:12AM
Supporting a patient-focused solution for surprise medical billing

The last thing anyone wants to get in the mail when recovering from a serious medical issue is an unexpected invoice for thousands of dollars.

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July 17, 2019 12:00AM
Following Today's Markup, PFC Acknowledges Step in the Right Direction and will Continue to Work with Lawmakers to Better Protect Patients in Bid to End Surprise Billing

Today, Physicians for Fair Coverage (PFC), a non-profit, non-partisan alliance of tens of thousands of physicians, released the following statement following the House Committee on Energy and Commerce markup on the No Surprises Act.

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June 20, 2019 12:36PM
Diagnosis Is Not the End, but the Beginning of Practice

Washington, D.C., is focusing like a laser on the issue of “surprise billing.”

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October 29, 2018 9:50AM
The Health Insurance Squeeze

Physicians for Fair Coverage writes that patients are not getting the coverage they are paying for.

 

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October 24, 2018 12:04PM
When it comes to surprise medical bills, journalists largely focus on casualties and not the war

Throughout the summer, I saw tweet after tweet calling for an end to surprise medical bills, an issue that’s rising in public importance:

 

 

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October 16, 2018 9:24AM
How are you choosing your health care plan this year?

With open enrollment for health insurance just around the corner, now is the time for patients to take a close look at their plans and really read the fine print. Unfortunately, this isn't as easy as it should be.

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September 27, 2018 10:13AM
The insurance coverage gap and how to address it: 3 takeaways

Many patients find themselves with unexpected medical expenses after health plans deny reimbursement for emergency department services, according to Ed Gaines, JD, chief compliance officer in the emergency medicine d

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September 20, 2018 10:18AM
Our statement on “Blame Emergency Rooms for the Out-of-Control Cost of Health Care”

Glenn Melnick offered a one-sided view in “Blame Emergency Rooms for the Out-of-Control Cost of Health Care,” and a truly dangerous proposal.  While there is a growing funding crisis for emergency services, the under

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September 4, 2018 9:47AM

August 28, 2018 11:28AM
End surprise billing

The editorial “State must intervene for patients” (Aug. 14) gets the root cause of the issue right — health insurers have engaged in a troubling practice of narrowing their networks of covered physicians and specialists.

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August 13, 2018 11:28AM
Primary care docs easier to find in ACA plans than Medicaid, study finds

Primary care physicians accept Affordable Care Act exchange plans more often than Medicaid, but not as much as employer-sponsored health insurance, according to a Health Affairs study.

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August 3, 2018 11:28AM
Let’s not retreat from health care progress

When it comes to health care in Alaska, it's safe to say we've come a long way in the past 15 years.

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July 24, 2018 11:28AM
Rising Health Insurance Costs, Shrinking Networks Limit Covered Care

A report by PFC shows that higher premiums and deductibles mean that patients, including in Oregon, are forgoing care.

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July 12, 2018 12:15PM
ACA insurers offering patients fewer choices at higher prices, study finds

Patients face higher costs and increasingly narrow healthcare networks in ACA exchange markets, a new study reveals.

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July 12, 2018 12:08PM
Patients on ACA at higher risk for surprise bills, physician coalition says

Patients are at a higher risk of receiving surprise medical bills on Affordable Care Act exchanges, according to a new report.

The reason: More restrictive networks.

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July 12, 2018 11:08AM
ACA plan member costs increasing, networks narrowing, study says

A new Physicians for Fair Coverage report conducted by Avalere showed that Affordable Care Act plan members are paying more for health insurance as payers have increased premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket costs in recent years. 

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