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If you were admitted to a covered hospital or ambulatory surgical center within your health care or HMO network ,and the doctor or hospitalist called in a specialist or ordered tests by technicians, not in your health care network, you are protected from these" surprise bills" by a NY law. (If you choose to receive care from a non-participating doctor instead of a participating doctor, then it is not a surprise bill)
Your HMO health plan or NY insurer(not self insured) must protect you from surprise bills for out-of-network emergency services and for hospital inpatient services that follow an emergency room visit. Your bill should be reduced to your in-network co-payment, deductible or coinsurance.
The New York Dept. of Financial services, which regulates this law explains how to manage a surprise bill ,so you will only have to pay your in-network copayment, coinsurance, or deductible :
- Sign AOB Form.Sign an Assignment Of Benefits form to allow your provider to seek payment from your health plan; AND
- Send AOB Form and Bill. Send the assignment of benefits form to your health plan and provider and include a copy of the bill you do not think you should pay.
"If you are uninsured or your employer or union self-insures, file a surprise bill dispute through the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process if the doctor did not give you the required information about your care. You will have to pay the fee for the IDR if your doctor's bill is upheld unless your household income is below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Complete an IDR Patient Application and send it to NYS Department of Financial Services, Consumer Assistance Unit/IDR Process, One Commerce Plaza, Albany, NY 12257. IDR Patient Application