New Jersey’s Surprise Medical Bill Law: Part 2: Comparison to New York’s and California’s “Surprise Bill” Laws

Health Care and Life Sciences Client Alert

New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act (“NJ Law”) creates a statutory framework that attempts to protect consumers from medical bills for out-of-network services that they had no choice in selecting, often referred to as “surprise bills” in similar legislation in other jurisdictions.

This Client Alert, which is Part 2 of a two-part series, compares the provisions of the NJ Law to New York’s Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills Law (Financial Services Law, Article 6) and California’s Surprise Bill Law (Assembly Bill 72), two recently adopted statutes that sought to address the surprise bills issue, which has garnered significant national attention, and were the subject of prior Epstein Becker Green Client Alerts. (Part 1 of this series focused on regulatory issuances by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance in response to the NJ Law.)

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