Survey Reveals Provider Frustrations Over No Surprises Act, Alleges Payers Ignore Independent Dispute Resolution Rulings

While the No Surprises Act (NSA) intends to end surprise medical billing, also known as balance billing, and protect patients from receiving high out-of-network charges in certain situations, there remain challenges with enforcement over rulings made through the Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) process. A new survey conducted by the Americans for Fair Health Care (AFHC) … Continued

Texas Medical Association Case Rulings: One Prompted HHS to Reduce Fees for Independent Dispute Resolution, A Second Rejects Regulations That Defined the Qualified Payment Amount

Compliance with the No Surprises Act (NSA) remains a priority for employer-sponsored health plans The NSA ends surprise medical billing, also known as balance billing, in certain situations – such as emergency care or services from out-of-network providers at in-network facilities. Physicians and other payers continue to challenge agency regulations implementing NSA, specifically provisions that … Continued

Price Transparency Has Limited Value if Not “Done Right”

Advance Transparency in Coverage (TiC) rules require employers to provide employees with easy access to an online shopping tool featuring 500 shoppable services and highlighting personalized out-of-pocket cost information for covered healthcare items and services. These pivotal transparency mandates are intended to spearhead a massive shift in the role of the patient as a healthcare … Continued