The Indiana House of Representatives has voted unanimously in support of legislation authored by State Representative Beau Baird addressing surprise nonemergency ambulance bills.
The Greencastle Republican says the bill is the first step in solving the issue of surprise billing.
Specifically, it establishes a more reasonable reimbursement structure for providers while also collecting cost data to be used in the future to solve the greater surprise billing problem.
Baird authored this legislation after learning of a constituent who received a bill for almost $8,000 for an hour-long nonemergency ambulance ride from an out-of-network provider.
This legislation moves to the Senate for further consideration.