Coordination Called Key to Health-Care Estimates for Patients (1)

November 17, 2022, 8:24 p.m.; Updated: November 17, 2022, 9:51 PM

Coordinating information so patients can get advanced estimates of how much they will have to pay for health services will be difficult and needs to be streamlined to avoid duplication, industry groups told federal agencies in comments filed this week. .

Requirements for such estimates have the potential to save patients hundreds or thousands of dollars, but industry groups fear they could create confusion if rolled out too early.

The Consolidated Credits Act of 2021 (HR 133) requires employer-managed health plans and health insurers to provide patients with advanced explanations of benefits (EOBs) with good faith estimates of…

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