California statewide law is protecting consumers
When patients have done all they can to stay within their medical network, they deserve protection from unanticipated or surprise medical bills. In 2017, California enacted a statewide surprise billing law aimed at protecting consumers while providing fair reimbursement to health care professionals. New reports show the law is working to protect consumers without raising costs, while increasing the breadth of health plan networks. Key lessons can be learned from the law to help inform federal action.
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Additional resources on surprise bills:
- Read our statement on the 2020 year-end, COVID-19 relief package, which addresses surprise billing.
- See our fact-checked arguments, separating the myths from the facts.
- See more of our fact-checked arguments and download an at-a-glance myths vs facts.
- Read more on how a payment benchmark has positive impacts for network participation.