Nashville’s largest hospital says it’s tired of so many patients being surprised by their bills. So Vanderbilt University Medical Center has built an online calculator that should show anyone how much they’ll owe out of pocket, at least on the most common procedures, tests and lab work.
A WPLN News investigation finds the city-owned hospital has sued more than 11,000 patients over two decades and has no intention of changing its ways.
Listen / Air ambulance companies are fighting Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander’s effort to ban surprise billing. They argue that limiting what they charge would hurt access to lifesaving transportation in rural areas like Tennessee, where nearly a dozen outlying hospitals have closed in recent years.
Listen / Odds are pretty good if you walk into an emergency room anywhere, it’s going to be run by a company based in Tennessee. In roughly two-thirds of ERs, the doctors don’t work for the hospital. Instead, they work for a physician services firm, and the biggest are Envision and TeamHealth. Those companies treat […]