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New Mexico survey highlights surprise medical billing


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly one-third of medical patients in New Mexico say they have received large surprise bills over the past two years for services that were outside their insurance provider's network, an ongoing survey by state regulators has found.

Preliminary results of the statewide survey were announced by the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance in advance of a meeting Thursday of patient advocates and health industry stakeholders in Albuquerque to discuss possible consumer protection reforms.

State Insurance Superintendent John Franchini said preliminary poll results of...

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