Chapter 224-reform law, which came into effect last year, pushes for the implementation of transparency in medical billings and procedures to give patients more freedom and control regarding the value of the health care services they are being offered. Patients must now be given the cost of an admission or service by health care providers upon request.
Another one of the significant goals of the reform law is to reduce medical malpractice, such as surgical errors, wrong diagnoses, or delayed treatment by enhancing patient-doctor communication and encouraging a clear-cut resolution from medical injuries they have suffered. Health Policy Commission General Counsel Lois H. Johnson said the law is about promoting the best practices in order to improve health care in Massachusetts.
The law will also require health insurance companies to reveal the cost of proposed medical services through a toll-free number by October 1.
As the victim of medical malpractice, you may be suffering a number of undue losses. At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our legal team may be able to help you get compensation for these losses. Call (617) 426-4488 to discuss your situation.