To address years of concern over “surprise billing,” Congress enacted new balance billing patient protections under the No Surprises Act. In addition to the patient protections, the law placed new obligations on providers and hospitals, as well as health plans this year. While many people think of patients receiving “surprise bills” as only related to emergency and ancillary services, several provisions of the new law will also apply to physiatrists in certain circumstances. To help you navigate the new requirements, the Academy is holding a National Grand Rounds this Wednesday, May 11 from 7-8 pm (CT). We invite you to learn more about:
- What you are required to provide patients in the way of patient disclosures
- When patients can consent to waive their balance billing protections and what role the physiatrist plays in providing a related notice
- When you are required to provide a good faith estimate to a patient and what to do when it does
In addition, please visit the Academy website for further information on the Implementation of the No Surprises Act (NSA).