With the No Surprises Act set to take effect January 1, HHS is resisting a push from some doctor groups to weaken implementation rules of the legislation, and that’s a good thing. The law is a big win for patients, employers, and consumers.
Surprise Balance Billing
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Private Equity-Owned Air Ambulance Carriers Get Paid More Money and Are Out-of-Network More Often
In this analysis, we build on that prior work to document differences in allowed amounts, out-of-network prevalence, and the magnitude of potential surprise balance bills across ownership types in the helicopter air ambulance market.
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.