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Children’s hospital network could bill insurers, inspector general says
Modern Healthcare

HHS’ inspector general’s office cleared the way for a children’s hospital network to begin billing private and public insurers for the first time. The unnamed specialty hospital network, which was established by a fraternal organization and opened its first hospital during the early 1900s, sought an advisory opinion on its proposals to bill insurers (PDF) and waive patients’ payments, and subsidize housing and transportation for financially needy patients.