30 Mar No Surprise Act of 2022
The No Surprise Act of 2022 places requirements on health insurers and health care providers that are designed to protect patients.
in surprise billing situations. Through new rules aimed to protect consumers, excessive out-of-pocket costs are restricted, and emergency services must continue to be covered without any prior authorization, and regardless of whether or not a provider or facility is in-network. In the past, the out-of-network provider could bill consumers for the difference between the charges the provider billed, and the amount paid by the consumer’s health plan. This is known as balance billing. An unexpected balance bill is called a surprise bill. If you feel you have a surprise bill, it may be worth having a Patient Advocate review your bills for accuracy.