Michigan joined at least 25 other states that prohibit some form of surprise medical billing in a series of bills the governor signed Thursday.
Taken together the measures (House Bills 4459, 4460, 4990, and 4991) would make out-of-network providers cut prices when billing patients who received health care at institutions within their insurance networks.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) issued a statement saying she signed the bills to protect consumers from surprise bills in emergency situations.
“Instead of a consumer potentially being stuck with a bill they can’t pay when they receive care at an in-network hospital ...