Even Going To In-Network Hospitals Can Land You With A Big Medical Bill
When patients go to an in-network facility, they can still be treated by an out-of-network medical professional--anesthesia or pathology claims being among the most common.
Patients Often End Up With Expensive Medical Bills, Even When They Go To In-Network Facilities: Analysis
About 1 in 6 hospital stays for patients enrolled in large employer health plans results in out-of-network bills, which tend to be costly and not fully covered by insurance, according to an analysis released Monday. The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) study of medical bills from large employer plans found that 18 percent of inpatient admissions result in out-of-network claims. (Hellmann, 8/13)