The No Surprises Act (NSA) took effect January 1, 2022. This Federal legislation requires out-of-network providers to navigate new rules and adhere to specific timeframes in order to protect their rights to challenge under-reimbursed or denied claims subject to the NSA through negotiations and the Independent Dispute Resolution process.
The healthcare industry unanimously agrees that patients should be protected from surprise medical bills. However, concerns remain over increased administrative responsibilities, the process required to obtain fair reimbursements for providers as well as uncertainties related to the unintended impact on access to quality care.
Below is a link to an article published in this month’s issue of ED Management that discusses the legislation with insights from a number of industry authorities on the subject matter, including Cohen Howard’s Managing Partner, Leslie Howard, Esq.
The Cohen Howard team is committed to the out-of-network provider community and is prepared to help our clients comply with the rules and secure fair payments rightfully owed for the care they provide. If you are an out-of-network provider and need assistance in complying with the new rules, please contact our offices for a free consultation.