February 3, 2021

WCPO: New Ohio law aims to protect patients from surprise medical bills

Patients who get stuck with bills after accidentally going out-of-network will now be protected under two new laws.

The bills take aim at a practice called “surprise billing,” which happens when an insured patient thinks they are in-network receiving care from a contractor there who is out of network. The new state law will go into effect January 2022 and is for fully insured plans.

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