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State lawmakers discuss eliminating surprise medical billing

Posted at 8:48 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 21:48:27-05

Several state lawmakers commented Monday on the ongoing talk about eliminating surprise medical billing in Oklahoma.

State representative Marcus McEntire of Duncan says surprise bills happen when a patient receives care from an out-of-network physician in an in-network hospital.

During negotiations about surprise billing between lawmakers, the Oklahoma Insurance Department, health care providers and health insurers, neither consensus nor a compromise could be reached before the session ended.

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