October 1, 2021
Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part 2
Yesterday afternoon, HHS released an interim final rule for requirements related to surprise billing; part 2. This rule establishes new protections from surprise billing and excessive cost sharing for consumers receiving health care items and services. Key provisions include the independent dispute resolution process, good faith estimates for uninsured (or self-pay) individuals, the patient-provider dispute resolution process, and expanded rights to external review. A summary of this new rule will be shared in the next Policy Brief.
AHPA Summary of the Previously-Issued Rule | HHS Announcement