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State Proposes Ban on HMO Billing Practice
State officials, hospitals and doctors are locked in a dispute over whether some patients can be charged if they are taken to an emergency room outside of their health care network. For some, that bill can be a couple of hundred dollars, but for others it can reach into the thousands.
The ban proposed by the California Department of Managed Health Care would affect members of HMOs, such as Kaiser Permanente, not members of other kinds of insurance plans. The department only regulates HMOs. Administrators and hospital-based doctors say the state should be targeting insurance companies.
for a funny spoof on "Frequently Asked Questions about Your HMO."
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