Marta Nystrom spent part of her career advising others considering retirement. When she wanted to retired before 65 when Medicare would be available, she left the US for Columbia. Marta talks about care in Columbia.
Surprised billing results from doctors and hospitals negotiating with payers. When the rate of reimbursement for services is lower than a provider is willing to accept patients from that insurer are “out of network.” When services are rendered the patient may be charged double or triple the usual rate. Current legislation looks to fix the problem. This is a discussion with a doctor, hospital and payer about current solutions.