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Extension Announced for IDR Disputes Impacted by Change Healthcare Cyberattack

What’s happening: The departments of Health & Human Services, Labor, and Treasury (departments) announced a 120-day extension for parties impacted by the Change Healthcare cyberattack to open disputes under the No Surprises Act independent dispute resolution (IDR) process.  

What else to know: Disputes must be filed by Oct. 12, and parties must attest that their ability to open a dispute was affected by the incident in February.  

The departments published an attestation that providers, facilities, and providers of air ambulance services must furnish in addition to the standard open negotiation initiation form or standard initiation form.