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Patients May No Longer Be Victim to Unexpected Costs

Unfortunately, when a patient seeks treatment from a physician and finds out later that the treatment was not fully covered by their insurance provider, they are left with unexpected expenses and the burden of having to pay them. These “gap fees” as they are called, have affected more and more people in recent years as physicians fail to inform patients that their treatment will not be entirely covered until after the treatment is done. This has come under scrutiny as of late, and may soon be restricted by the Federal Government. What do you think? Do patients have the right to know when they will be facing unexpected costs during treatment? Will physicians adhere to this law, or will it have too great an impact on their pocketbooks or on the quality of care they need to provide? Read more here

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