Published February 24, 2023

PYA Consultants Quoted in HCCA Article on FTC Proposed Rule

PYA consultants, Martie Ross and Kathy Reep, were recently quoted in the Report on Medicare Compliance article, “Big Changes Loom With FTC Rule on Noncompetes, Six HHS Proposals.” The national publication is produced by the Health Care Compliance Association to provide updates on compliance strategies specifically pertaining to Medicare.

The article discusses several proposed regulations, including a January 2023 proposal from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prohibit noncompete clauses between organizations and workers.

In the article, Ross states, “The FTC is requiring employers to rescind existing noncompetes for current and former workers.” The proposed rule will affect both for-profit and nonprofit health care organizations as well as buyouts of noncompetes, and Ross cautions that the FTC “can go after you.” The rule likely will be modified based on comments received from the public. 

Changes related to the No Surprises Act involve the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process and good-faith estimates. Reep notes that the significant increase in the IDR administrative fee means “The amount in controversy for some physicians will be less than the cost to file the dispute.”

Read the full article about the proposed FTC rules and other changes on HCCA’s online platform, COSMOS, or access a PDF of the article.

Ross’s and Reep’s comments were made during a PYA webinar on Feb. 8, 2023. Watch a recording of the Feb. 8 webinar. On March 1, 2023, Ross and Reep will present a webinar on the end of PHE. Learn more about and RSVP for the March 1 webinar.

If you have questions about the proposed healthcare regulations, contact Martie Ross or Kathy Reep at (800) 270-9629 or at the e-mails below.

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