By Eric Demers – In 2022, 20% of adults said they or their family received an unexpected medical bill. The No Surprises Act, which went into effect last year, is better late than never. A bipartisan effort to protect patients from unexpected healthcare expenses, the NSA minimizes surprise billing and makes…Read More
No Surprises Act
By Matthew Albright – The issue of surprise billing has long plagued the U.S. healthcare system. The need for legislation to protect individuals from surprise billing is strikingly clear, as studies reveal that one in five emergency room visits result in an unexpected bill for patients.
Value-Based Care Insights Podcast with host Daniel J. Marino. In this episode Dan speaks with Shawn Stack of HFMA to share how health care systems can navigate the No Surprises Act.
The No Surprises Act protects people covered under group and individual health plans from receiving surprise medical bills when they receive most emergency services, non-emergency services from out-of-network providers at in-network facilities, and services from out-of-network air ambulance service providers.
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.
The American Medical Association called the Biden Administration’s interim final rule on surprise billing an undeserved gift to the insurance industry that will reduce health care options for patients.
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, Treasury (collectively, the Departments), and the Office of Personnel Management issued an interim final rule with comment period to further implement the No Surprises Act – a consumer protection law that helps curb the practice of surprise medical billing.
By Matthew Albright – As healthcare costs continue to rise, surprise medical bills top the list of affordability concerns for a majority of Americans – two in three American adults worry about their ability to afford an unexpected medical bill, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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.