On July 1, 2021, the Biden administration released the first set of interim final rules implementing the No Surprises Act. Included as part of the December 2020 Consolidated Appropriations Act, the No Surprises Act is intended to protect patients from surprise medical bills for emergency services, air ambulance services provided by out-of-network providers, and non-emergency services provided by out-of-network providers at in-network facilities. The new law takes effect January 1, 2022.
PYA Principal Martie Ross and Senior Manager Kathy Reep provided an in-depth look at the new interim rule in a 45-minute webinar on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Martie and Kathy highlighted ways that providers should prepare to comply with the new rule, as well as previewed what lies ahead in future rulemaking and specific areas of comment related to the interim final rule.
This webinar was part of PYA’s twice-monthly “Healthcare Regulatory Roundup” series in which experts from across the firm provide practical insights on the latest regulatory developments.
If you would like guidance related to surprise billing, or for assistance with any matter regarding regulatory compliance, contact a PYA executive below at (800) 270-9629.