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OSI Study on Surprise Billing, Proposed Legislation

A freak accident left a New Mexico woman fighting for her life. After what her family describes as a "miraculous" recovery, she found herself fighting a whole new battle.

In proposed legislation, a 'Surprise Bill' is defined as a bill for an emergency medical, mental or behavioral health service or ambulance service provided to a covered person by a nonparticipating provider.

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The Superintendent of Insurance says there were 368 complaints just last year. His office along with the University of New Mexico Center for Health Policy conducted a study that surveyed 554 privately insured New Mexicans. Read the complete study >>

He plans to introduce new legislation next year to try and get all players on the same page when it comes to patient billing to avoid surprises. This year his office is asking for feedback on the bill. Read the proposed legislation >>

To file a complaint about a surprise bill:

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