New law cuts down unexpected medical bills

Health News

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Starting this year, patients won’t have to expect an unexpected medical bill. A new law went into effect New Year’s Day preventing patients from receiving surprise medical bills.


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The provisions of the law state patients with insurance won’t receive bills following emergency care from an out-of-network doctor or facility. Patients will still need to pay any deductibles or copays but they will be billed at the in-network rate of their plans.

This will also cover doctors or clinicians who are out-of-network but work at an in-network facility.

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