HHS Quietly Outlaws Surprise Medical Billing for Everyone?

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Federal officials said if hospitals and other providers take emergency funds amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they will be barred from sending balance bills to COVID-19 patients. However, the broad terms HHS uses to describe COVID-19 patients has some analysts interpreting the text as a ban on all surprise billing, according to Kaiser Health News.

HHS Terms and Conditions

In the HHS terms and conditions for eligibility for the emergency relief funds, the agency uses the language: “HHS broadly views every patient as a possible case of COVID-19.” When hospitals received the first wave of funding, they had to sign a

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