Surprise out-of-network bills unfair to patients, need fixing
Regarding the recent Vital Signs blog, “New AMA leader rejects growing movement to regulate out-of-network doc bills” (ModernHealthcare.com, June 14), as a physician, I agree with new American Medical Association President Dr. Steven Stack on many issues, but strongly disagree with him on this one.
I have learned in Texas that emergency room docs and hospitals can both make more money by having out-of-network doctors at in-network hospitals. If there is not further “incentive” to resolve this issue, it will not happen. Surprise medical bills in ERs are unfair to patients.
Dr. Robert Luedecke San Antonio