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Medical bill Critics of New Jersey’s system say that these higher payments to providers push prices up for insurers and consumers.

A new study in Health Affairs looks at one attempt to fix the “surprise billing” phenomenon and finds that the arbitration system enacted in New Jersey tends to favor providers. The study is especially relevant given the recent federal legislation that also uses arbitration to address surprise billing disputes.

Related: Surprise billing: To arbitrate or not to arbitrate?



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