Avoiding Surprises in Your Medical Bills Surprise out-of-network medical bills are a top concern of American consumers today. This guide helps consumers understand the questions they should ask to avoid receiving an unexpected medical bill. The guide was developed in collaboration with the American Hospital Association and America's Health Insurance Plans. The American Medical Association also provided input. 

Healthcare organizations are encouraged to incorporate this guide in their pre-procedure communications with patients and to post it on their websites as a resource for their communities. No permission is needed for web posting. Please notify Karen Thomas of your plans to post the guide so dissemination of the guide can be tracked. 

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Consumer Guide cover HFMA has developed a guide to help consumers understand where to get answers to their questions about healthcare prices, compare prices among providers, and manage their out-of-pocket costs. Hospitals, physician practices, payers, and others are encouraged to share this resource with consumers. 
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