On Sept. 10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule detailing the enforcement provisions related to the No Surprises Act (NSA). The proposed rule:
- Expands CMS processes for determining whether a state is enforcing NSA requirements
- Creates a process for determining whether a provider, facility, or air ambulance provider is violating the NSA
- Defines the processes for imposing civil monetary penalties of up to $10,000 per violation
The rule also proposes air ambulance reporting requirements and insurance broker compensation disclosure requirements as required by the NSA. CHA will release a summary of the proposed rule soon. Comments are due to CMS by Oct. 18.