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Round one of emergency care and billing tussle goes to insurers over docs

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It was the insurance industry versus the provider community when a House subcommittee took up a bill that prohibits balance billing for emergency services on Wednesday, with the insurance and HMO industry emerging the victor. Over the objections of the Florida Medical Association, the Florida Hospital Association, the Florida Radiological Association and the Florida Chapter American College of Surgeons, the subcommittee passed a bill that would ban physicians from balance billing insured patients for emergency services and care. Healthcare providers…

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