While action on surprise medical bills may be slow in coming at the federal level, many states have introduced measures to address this challenge and others are exploring possible actions.

Since 2017, 11 states have introduced surprise medical bill laws, six of them doing so this year alone.

Surprise billing is an issue of importance to the nation’s governors, and their professional group, the National Governors Association, has prepared a report outlining the key issues they must address when attempting to craft surprise billing policies.  Learn more about what governors view as the key considerations in developing such policies in the National Governors Association report Protecting Consumers From Surprise Medical Bills:  Considerations for Governors.