CMS Releases Voluntary Sample Formats for Hospital Price Transparency Files
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released three voluntary sample formats that hospitals can use to meet federal rules requiring certain standard charges be publicly available through a machine-readable file.
CHA Issues Summary of No Surprises Act Final Rules
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the final rules on requirements related to surprise billing recently issued by the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services.
CHA Issues Response to Recent RAND Study on Hospital Price Variation
CHA has issued a response to the recent RAND Corporation study on hospital price variation.
CMS Opens Federal Independent Dispute Resolution Process
On April 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened the federal independent dispute resolution (IDR) process for providers to resolve out-of-network payment issues covered under the No Surprises Act (NSA).
Texas District Court Rules in Favor of Providers in No Surprises Act Legal Challenge
A Texas District Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of hospitals and providers in a suit brought by the Texas Medical Association challenging the administration’s Sept. 30, 2021, interim final rule (IFR).
CMS to Host Open Door Forum for Providers on Balance Billing Under the No Surprises Act
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host an open door forum for providers on the balance billing provisions of the No Surprises Act on Jan. 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. (PT).
CMS Releases Additional Resources Related to No Surprises Act Independent Dispute Resolution Process
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released additional resources that can help facilities and providers prepare for the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process included in the No Surprises Act (NSA), which took effect on Jan. 1.
CMS Releases Additional Guidance Related to No Surprises Act Implementation for Uninsured Patients
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released additional resources to help facilities and providers deliver good faith estimates (GFEs) to uninsured/self-pay patients as required by the No Surprises Act (NSA). This requirement became effective Jan. 1, 2022.
CHA Provides Resources on Implementation of No Surprises Act
CHA has provided resources to help members navigate the implementation of the No Surprises Act requirements. The resources include the latest implementation updates, summaries of legislation and related rules, CHA advocacy efforts, and on-demand webinars that discuss each of the provisions to be implemented.
CHA Comments on Second No Surprises Act Interim Final Rule
CHA has submitted comments on the second interim final rule implementing the No Surprises Act (NSA) that includes provisions related to the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process, good faith estimates for uninsured individuals, and the Patient-Provider Dispute Resolution process.