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<p>States and Congress are working to address the &ldquo;surprise billing&rdquo; that can hit consumers after a hospital stay or other care in which they learn that they owe thousands of dollars for services they thought were covered by insurance. The legislation is popular among consumers but could create significant potential liabilities for hospitals and health systems. Reducing the risk of those penalties and other consequences will require the risk manager to work with multiple departments within the organization to prevent surprise bills from going out to patients.</p>

Legislation Aimed at Surprise Billing Could Bring Liabilities