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Congress must address surprise medical billing in 2020 — and change its approach

Of the many problem areas that patients face as they navigate the health care system, the issue of unexpectedly high medical bills has been gaining more attention as more patients and their families are impacted. The practice of “surprise medical billing” by the health care industry can be as devastating to many American families as the injury or illness that affected them to begin with.

Opioids - Part One - Master of Mastoiditis | Peds RAP

Rita and Lisa discuss safe prescribing practices in the age of the opioid epidemic. Rita outlines when opioids are appropriate for pain management versus when to consider other medications or modalities. She discusses the PILLS pneumonic to counsel families on storage, safety, and disposal of these medications. And she discusses how to manage patients with difficult to treat pain syndromes.

California Surprise-Billing Law Protects Patients But Aggravates Many Doctors

More than two years after California’s surprise-billing law took effect, there’s one thing on which consumer advocates, doctors and insurers all agree: The law has been effective at protecting many people from bills they might have been saddled with from doctors who aren’t in their insurance network.

California Surprise-Billing Law Protects Patients But Aggravates Many Doctors

More than two years after California’s surprise-billing law took effect, there’s one thing on which consumer advocates, doctors and insurers all agree: The law has been effective...

Anthem Blue Cross Gets Flagged And Fined More Than Other Insurers

One of California’s largest health insurance plans has distinguished itself, and not in a good way. The state Department of Managed Health Care hit Anthem Blue Cross with...