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CMS Updates No Surprises Act Consumer Notices and Independent Resolution Process Guidance

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released updated consumer notices and, separately, guidance related to the Independent Dispute Resolution Process. The model notice of patient protections that providers should use in 2023 is available here and begins on page 10. The standard notice and consent form that providers should use to document a patient’s desire to receive care out of network and be billed accordingly in 2023 is available here and begins on page 9. 

Separately, the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury this week released guidance on the federal independent dispute resolution process for certified IDR entities and disputing parties under the No Surprises Act regulations, and calendar year 2023 IDR fees.