CMS Offers Open Door Forum on No Surprises Act Dec. 8

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight will host a special Open Door Forum via conference call at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 to review provider requirements under the federal No Surprises Act.

Beginning Jan. 1, patients will have new billing protections when receiving emergency care, nonemergency care from out-of-network providers at in-network facilities, and air ambulance services from out-of-network providers. The new rules will limit out-of-pocket costs for patients and require continued coverage of emergency services without prior authorization regardless of whether a provider or facility is in network.

Slides for the call are available online in advance.  Participants can join the forum by dialing (888) 455-1397 and entering the Conference ID #8604468. The CMS will provide a transcript and audio recording at following the event. Members with questions may contact Vickie Kunz at the MHA.