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N.J. lawmakers clamp down on ‘surprise’ medical bills

NJ.com, June 21, 2016

TRENTON — A state Assembly committee Monday approved legislation that aims to protect consumers from getting socked with surprise out-of-network medical bills — addressing a problem in New Jersey estimated to cost nearly $1 billion a year.

The measure would require hospitals and doctors to reveal whether they are part of a patient’s insurance network before treatment occurs. It would also create a state-regulated binding arbitration process to settle disputed bills for out-of-network emergency care.

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