Feds release interim final rule on surprise billing/part II

The American Medical Association (AMA) reports that the U.S. departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, Treasury, and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have released an interim final rule that is entitled ‘Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part II.’

AMA says, “This rule is related to the ‘No Surprises Act,’ and it establishes new protections from surprise billing and excessive cost sharing for patients receiving health care items/services. It also includes provisions related to the federal independent dispute resolution process, good faith estimates for uninsured individuals, the patient-provider dispute resolution process, and expanded rights to external review.”

‘Requirements Related to Surprise Billing, Part II’ interim final rule

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