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Comments on No Surprises Act Rulemaking: Part I
Schaeffer Initiative experts offer comments on an interim final rule (IFR) issued by the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury implementing provisions of the No Surprises Act.
“Equal Weighting” is a Poor Framework for Arbitration Decisions Under the No Surprises Act
If arbitrator are required to consider or weigh the various factors “equally” under the No Surprises Act, it would be close to meaningless and leave arbitrators without an actionable framework for making decisions. A lack of clear guidance would be costly—resulting in excessive use of arbitration, excessive payments to providers, and, in turn, excessive premiums.
Commercial and Medicare Advantage Payment for Anesthesiology Services
This study compares payments for common outpatient anesthesiology services by commercial health plans, Medicare Advantage (MA), and traditional Medicare.
Congress Ends Surprise Billing Implications for Payers, Providers and Patients
The No Surprises Act represents a rare bipartisan moment for Congress and a long-needed safeguard for patients that will reorient relationships among payers and providers.