ASRA Pain Medicine Update

Five Takeaways from New Requirements under the No Surprises Act

Jun 17, 2022

ASRA Pain Medicine

Overview

The No Surprises Act was enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021to expand patient protections related to emergency services, particularly related to surprise bills and excessive patient cost-sharing stemming from insurance plan policies related to care delivered by providers or facilities that are “out-of-network.” Federal agencies have issued several regulations to implement the provisions of the No Surprises Act, with most provisions taking effect beginning January 1, 2022. While the regulations contain numerous requirements and specific details on how the requirements will apply, this document aims to highlight five takeaways that may be of interest to any practice, regardless of whether practitioners typically provide services in emergency departments.

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