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Michigan Joins Half of States Barring Surprise Medical Billing

Oct. 22, 2020, 7:21 PM

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 ...

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