The first interim final rule explaining how to implement provisions of the No Surprises Act (NSA) was released by the Biden administration on Thursday, July 1, 2021. As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, the NSA protects individuals from surprise medical bills for emergency services, non-emergency services provided by out-of-network providers at in-network facilities, and air ambulance services provided by out-of-network providers. The interim final rule will undergo 60 days of public comment and largely go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022, when the law takes effect.
WebTPA will review the regulations in detail and share any new information with you in the next coming weeks. As noted in prior communications, we have been anticipating additional details on NSA compliance and will take the time to digest the information and adjust our planning within the various NSA workstreams accordingly.
To learn more, a CMS Fact Sheet summarizing the Part 1 Interim Final Rule is located here.