As we welcome in 2022, the much-anticipated federal legislation, the No Surprises Act, has officially gone into effect to protect patients from surprise bills when receiving certain medical services mainly emergency care and non-emergency care … [Read more...] about Plaintiffs Challenging the No Surprises Act Implementation Rules Find Support from the Industry and Most Notably Members of Congress
The NY Department of Financial Services (DFS) recently announced it is amending the NY surprise billing law to “apply federal requirements to the NY IDR process.” As previously reported, in 2020, Congress adopted the No Surprises Act (NSA) which … [Read more...] about NY Moves to Amend State Surprise Bill Law, Will Other States Follow Suit?
What is the Qualified Payment Amount (QPA) and why is there so much controversy surrounding the interim rules announced by the departments with regard to its application in the Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) process under the No Surprises … [Read more...] about Why so much controversy surrounding the No Surprises Act, Qualifying Payment Amount?
As previously indicated, several lawsuits have been filed challenging the rules under the No Surprises Act regarding the presumption for Independent Dispute Resolution (arbitration) that the Qualified Payment Amount (QPA), the median in-network … [Read more...] about Healthcare Heavyweights File Lawsuit Over No Surprises Act IDR/QPA Rules
Concerns About the Federal No Surprises Act: Interim Final Rules According to an article published by KHN, the federal agencies responsible for issuing the regulations for the implementation of “the No Surprises Act” (NSA) have publicly … [Read more...] about Challenges to the No Surprises Act’s Interim Final Rules, Part II, Fall on Deaf Ears
For years, insurance companies have operated networks of physicians and facilities which they pair with company benefit plans and their own insurance policies to facilitate “in-network” coverage for members. Physician networks are marketed by … [Read more...] about What’s So Great About Being An In-Network Provider Under the No Surprises Act
The Departments of Health & Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury together with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued, on September 10, 2021, a second set of regulations under the No Surprises Act (NSA). The proposed rule … [Read more...] about Enforcement Provision of the No Surprises Act (NSA) Proposed Rule Issued
At face value, it seems logical that insurance companies are responsible for paying health benefit claims. But are they? Determining the entity responsible for paying claims requires an understanding of how health benefit plans are structured and … [Read more...] about Strategies and Solutions to Maximize Out-of-Network Reimbursements, Part IV: Know Who Is Paying Your Claim?
The No Surprises Act (NSA) becomes effective on January 1, 2022 and will apply to virtually all commercial medical claims covered by ERISA, Non-ERISA, self-insured and fully insured plans for (1) emergency care performed by an out-of-network … [Read more...] about Does State Law Now Preempt ERISA Under The No Surprises Act (NSA)
On July 1, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury issued part I of the regulations in connection with federal No Surprises Act that protects patients from surprise medical … [Read more...] about No Surprises Act Regulations Part I Released