N.Y. Attorney General Reaches Agreement With Urgent Care Clinics In First ‘Surprise Medical Bill’ Action

(By – Julie Appleby, Kaiser health News)

Four companies running urgent care centers in New York have agreed to disclose more fully which insurance plans they accept, following an inquiry by the state’s attorney general that found unclear or incomplete information on their websites that could result in larger-than-expected bills for consumers.

The agreements mark the first enforcement action brought under New York’s new“surprise medical bill” law, seen as one of the broadest in the nation. The law aims to reduce the number of consumers who get such bills when they unknowingly see providers who are not part of their insurance plan networks. Read more…

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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