No Surprises Act faces multiple lawsuits against billing dispute provision

No Surprises Act faces multiple lawsuits against billing dispute provision

The No Surprises Act, which officially took effect Jan. 1 as a way to protect patients from unexpected medical bills, already faces several lawsuits from health care organizations.The bill was passed by Congress in 2020 as part of the coronavirus relief package. It was designed to safeguard patients against surprise out-of-network care costs.According to an analysis of health care claims from the Peterson-Kaiser Family Foundation, about one in five emergency claims and one in six in-network hospitalizations in 2017 resulted in at least one out-of-network charge, some ranging from hundreds toRead More

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