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How ‘Balance Billing’ Can Blindside Patients With Unexpected Medical Debt

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While facilities like Seabrook Emergency Room might be covered by a patient's insurance network, the doctors working there might not. CASEY MCDERMOTT, NHPR

How ‘Balance Billing’ Can Blindside Patients With Unexpected Medical Debt

While facilities like Seabrook Emergency Room might be covered by a patient’s insurance network, the doctors working there might not.
CASEY MCDERMOTT, NHPR

A lot of people assume that if a hospital is in their insurance network, the doctors who treat them there will be, too. But that’s not always the case — and it can leave patients on the hook for thousands of dollars in unexpected charges. 

NHPR’s Casey McDermott took a look at how this is playing out in New Hampshire, and what lawmakers are trying to do to address it.

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