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Coughlin, Schaer, Singleton, Lampitt & Spencer Legislation to Increase Transparency in Out-of-Network Care Costs Clears PanelBills Call for Written Disclosure of Services Insurance May Not Cover Prior to Medical Procedures, Establishment of Health Care Cost Database
A two-bill consumer protection package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Gary S. Schaer, Troy Singleton, Pamela Lampitt and Grace Spencer intended to eliminate surprise out-of-network health care charges when an individual receives medically-necessary emergency services or inadvertent out-of-network care was advanced by an Assembly panel on Monday.
"Far too many New Jersey families - even those with quality health benefits plans - find themselves fighting over thousands of dollars in out-of-network charges they never even had the opportunity to review, let alone agree to, prior to receiving medical attention," said Coughlin (D-Middlesex). "This legislation is about putting patients first and defending the consumer's right to be able to make an informed decision about how to proceed with his or her health care."”