Capping out-of-network hospital bills could create big savings

(RAND Corporation) Placing limits on what hospitals can charge for out-of-network care has been proposed by some groups and a few health plans including Medicare Advantage already enforce such caps. But little is known about what role such an approach might play in driving down payment rates nationally. A new study finds that out-of-network billing caps could yield savings similar to more-sweeping proposals such as Medicare for All.