Jackie Selby, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s New York office, and Kevin Malone, a Law Clerk – Admission Pending – in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, were quoted in Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA), in “State Laws Against ‘Surprise’ Medical Billing Hit Radiologists.”

Following is an excerpt:

Two recent laws, one in California and one in New York state, put the onus on physician groups to work with their hospitals to help clear up the confusion. According to an analysis by Jackie Selby and Kevin Malone of the law firm Epstein Becker & Green, both bills hold that an out-of-network physician can submit a full bill to the patient if the patient consented in writing beforehand. The California law goes the furthest, requiring that this consent must be collected separately from other consents to treat or share medical information and must include an up-front cost estimate. Like a car mechanic, if the charges go over the estimate, the provider must absorb the excess cost unless an updated consent was obtained.

Ms. Selby and Mr. Malone’s analysis was originally published as an Epstein Becker Green Health Care and Life Sciences Client Alert.

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