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Medical bill As the No Surprises Act goes through the rule-making process, policymakers should pay close attention to lab billing. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Out of network billing—also known as “surprise medical billing”—is most often due to billing for laboratory services, a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Surprise medical billing has become a big issue for American consumers, and Congress recently passed the “No Surprises Act” to address the issue. The new law aims to end surprise medical billing for consumers, but does not go into effect until next year, with regulatory issues being worked out this year.

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