Patients First Act

From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health:

On January 1, 2021, Governor Baker signed An Act Promoting a Resilient Health Care System that Puts Patients First (“Patients First”) into law which makes significant changes to the state’s healthcare laws. Your health care provider now must tell you how much you will pay for planned hospital stays, medical procedures, health care services, and referrals – based on your specific health insurance plan. These requirements begin on January 1, 2025.

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No Surprises Act

From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:

Consumers have new protections against surprise medical bills. Learn about new rights and protections for consumers to end surprise bills, help consumers better understand costs before getting health care, and remove them from payment disagreements between their health care providers, health care facilities and health plans.

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