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Health Affairs

Out-of-Network Spending: Why Growing Attention Is Focused On A Small Share Of Medical Spending

By William C. Johnson, et.al, June 2, 2020

A detailed, data-driven article regarding out-of-network costs, it's proportion of care, and bird's eye view of the issue. "While spending on out-of-network care is a small proportion of the overall picture, the potential financial burden for those who received [OoN] care has increased...."


White House Bids for 'Surprise' Billing Fix Ahead of Next Rescue Package

By Susannah Luthi and Rachel Roubien, May 27, 2020

The White House is renewing a push to end “surprise” medical bills — possibly as part of the next coronavirus rescue package — in a bid to deliver on protecting insured patients from sometimes staggering costs of emergency or out-of-network care.

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42% of Anesthesiologists Had Contracts Terminated in the Last 6 Months

By Jaqueline LaPointe, March 4, 2020

Anesthesiologists are being forced out of network as private insurers terminate their physician contracts with little to no notice, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

Health Care Cost Institute

How common is out-of-network billing?

, November 21, 2019

An interesting breakdown of just how much this one issue comprises our daily workload, with a dashboard detailing percentages, proportions, and dollar values of OoN billing relatable to anesthesia, surgery, and other specialties.