Lexology September 13, 2021
Hall Benefits Law

The No Surprises Act (NSA), which was part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, that became law in December 2020, restricts medical providers from sending consumers surprise medical bills for emergency care, transport by air ambulance, or non-emergency care at an in-network facility when patients are unknowingly treated by an out-of-network doctor or lab.

The NSA includes a provision that exempts enforcement in states that already have surprise billing statutes on the books. Currently, there are 33 states that have either partial or comprehensive laws protecting consumers against surprise billing. If state law does not cover a service that is subject to the NSA, the NSA will apply. And in some situations, both the NSA and state law could apply...

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