AMA Summarizes No Surprises Act Provisions

The American Medical Association (AMA) created a summary of the recent Interim Final Rule (IFR) implementing certain provisions of the No Surprises Act (NSA). The IFR becomes effective on Sept. 13, 2021. The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), however, request comments on several aspects of the rule. The AMA will provide detailed comments following a full analysis of the IFR by the September 7 comment period deadline.

This is the first of several regulations on the No Surprises Act, which will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022. Additional regulations will be forthcoming regarding the Independent Dispute Resolution process, price comparison tools, and certain transparency requirements. Rules on other NSA provisions, including insurance card requirements, continuity of care, provider network directions, and prohibition on gag clauses, may not be published until next year, according to the AMA.