Proposed legislation would take on out-of-network medical bills
ALBANY, N.Y. – New York's Department of Financial Services
asked the Capitol to take on legislation that would target surprise
out-of-network medical bills.
The legislation would be aimed at improving disclosure as
medical offices, so patients can better know if the care they're receiving is
covered by their insurance as well as other provisions to prevent New Yorkers
from getting an unexpected large bill.
Claudio Knafo spoke to lawmakers about how she underwent a
surgery with the assurance it would be covered by her policy, but it wasn't.
Cuomo proposed the bill as part of his proposed budget. The
Department of Finance hopes the Assembly and Senate will agree.