September 3, 2021
CMS Releases New FAQ for the “No Surprises Act”
A joint FAQ released by the Departments of HHS, Labor and the Treasury provides clarification on the No Surprises Act, as well as some of the transparency measures included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. Covered in the FAQ are prohibitions on gag clauses, balance billing disclosures and clarifications on the timeline for continuity of care regulations. Group health plan regulations and price transparency rules were also clarified, including a delay of enforcement for the machine-readable file requirement until July 1, 2022.