No Surprises Act

What The NSA Updates Mean for Healthcare Facilities

By Devin Partida – In January 2022, a new law implementing additional protections against surprise medical bills will go into effect. The “No Surprises Act” (or NSA) was passed by Congress in 2020 as part of the year-end omnibus spending bill and may have serious implications for healthcare providers.

HHS Announces Rule to Protect Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills

The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury, and the Office of Personnel Management, issued “Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part I,” an interim final rule that will restrict excessive out of pocket costs to consumers from surprise billing and balance billing.