In Fine Print, HHS Seems To Have Banned Surprise Medical Bills During The Pandemic

Emergency medical technicians wheel a patient into the ER of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Emergency hospitalizations related to COViD-19 can be costly. Fine print in the HHS rules regarding the CARES Act seem to spare patients at least some of the financial pain.

Guidance regarding the CARES Act says health care providers who take emergency funds aren’t allowed to “balance bill” coronavirus patients ― and every patient is a possible COVID-19 patient.

(Image credit: Stan Grossfeld/Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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