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Surprise medical bills burden 1 in 7 patients
Modern Healthcare

About 1 in 7 patients received a surprise bill despite obtaining care at an in-network hospital, according to new data that fuels the momentum behind potential fixes to the fragmented billing process.

The share of in-network hospital admissions with at least one out-of-network claim ranged from 1.7% in Minnesota to 26.3% in Florida, according to the Health Care Cost Institute’s analysis of nearly 620,000 in-network inpatient admissions and associated claims across 37 states and the District of Columbia in 2016.