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When you get emergency care or are treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, 您可以避免意外账单或余额账单.

See the updated 关于保护患者免受意外计费的通知.


When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs, such as a copayment, coinsurance, and/or a deductible. You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a healthcare facility that isn't in your health plan's network.

“网络外”描述的是没有与您的健康计划签订合同的供应商和机构. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called "balance billing." This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit.

"Surprise billing" is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you 不能 control who is involved in your care-like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in­ network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider.

You are protected from balance billing for:

Emergency services
如果您有紧急医疗状况,并从网络外的提供者或设施获得紧急服务, the most the provider or facility may bill you is your plan's in­ network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments and coinsurance). You 不能 be balance billed for these emergency services. This includes services you may get after you're in stable condition unless you give written consent and give up your protections not to be balanced billed for these post-stabilization services.

当你从网络内医院或流动外科中心获得服务时, certain providers there may be out-of-network. 在这些情况下,这些供应商可能向你收取的最多费用是你的计划的网络内费用分摊额. This applies to emergency medicine, anesthesia, pathology, radiology, laboratory, neonatology, assistant surgeon, hospitalist, or intensivist services. 这些供应商不能平衡你的账单,可能不会要求你放弃你的保护不平衡账单.

如果您在这些网络内设施获得其他服务,网络外提供商 不能 余额账单,除非你书面同意并放弃保护.

从来没有 要求你放弃对余额账单的保护. You also aren't required to get care out-of-network. 您可以在您的计划网络中选择供应商或机构.


  • 你只负责支付你的那部分费用(如共同支付), coinsurance, 如果医疗服务提供者或医疗机构在网络内,你需要支付的免赔额). 您的健康计划将直接支付网络外的供应商和设施.
  • Your health plan generally must:
    • 承保紧急服务,无需事先获得服务批准(事先授权).
    • Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers.
    • Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits.
    • Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your deductible and out-of-pocket limit.

If you believe you've been wrongly billed, you may contact the “No Surprises Helpdesk” at 1-800-985-3059 or the Nebraska Department of Insurance at 1-877-564-7323.

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