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Out-of-Network Emergency-Physician Bills: An Unwelcome Surprise

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Zack Cooper and Fiona Scott Morton

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ISPS16-19
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Cooper, Zack and Fiona Scott Morton (2016) Out-of-Network Emergency-Physician Bills — An Unwelcome Surprise. New England Journal of Medicine 375:1915-1918, online November 17, 2016, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1608571.
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Excerpt: Although the Affordable Care Act has increased the number of Americans with health insurance, a 2014 survey found that 20% of insured people still have trouble paying medical bills. A major source of financial hardship for patients comes from surprise bills from physicians who are not in their insurance network.
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2016
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