The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133) includes several provisions on surprise billing and transparency that are set to take effect on January 1, 2022. Further details on these provisions will be included in rules to be issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the near future.

Further insight on key issues covered in the legislation include:

  • Consumer Protections
  • Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) Process
  • Transparency Requirements
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