Idaho Lawmakers Look To Reform Medical Billing And Debt Collection
When you get a bill from your doctor’s office or health insurance, do you always know line by line what the charges are for? Or, have you ever received a bill for a procedure...only to be billed again after reimbursement?
Earlier this week, state lawmakers in the House debated a bill that would reform medical debt collection. The measure is sponsored by Republicans but received a fair amount of scrutiny from more conservative members of the legislature. After a two-hour debate, the House approved the bill and sent it to the Senate. It still has a ways to go before becoming law.
Idaho Matters talks with Republican Rep. Megan Blanksma who is hoping to soon introduce a similar proposal that would reform what she calls "surprise billing" in the medical industry.
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