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Report Shows FL Has High Bills for Out-of-Network Care

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A report from America’s Health Insurance Plans shows that of out-of-network fees can be as much as 100 times greater than what Medicare pays, the New York Times reports.

The report pegs Florida as one of the worst offenders, according to the Times.

A graphic in the report, which called the prices "exorbitant" and “excessively high” shows the difference in price for several procedures in Florida, from a colonoscopy and biopsy (21 times more expensive) to tissue exam by a pathologist (70 times more expensive).

Meanwhile, doctors have called the report an inaccurate representation of their billing, the Times reports.

Lottie Watts covers health and health policy for Health News Florida, now a part of WUSF Public Media. She also produces Florida Matters, WUSF's weekly public affairs show.