The AMA has been working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to encourage more physician outreach and education on the No Surprises Act (NSA) implementation. As part of this effort, CMS is going to be hosting additional webinars on specific NSA topics in the coming weeks, the first two topics being the law’s Good Faith Estimate provisions and surprise billing provisions.
- Tuesday, June 28, 12-1p.m. ET: Good Faith Estimate Register here.
- Wednesday, July 13, 1-2 p.m. ET: Surprise Billing, Notice and Consent and Enforcement Register here.
CMS has stated they plan to spend a significant portion of the webinar addressing questions from physicians and medical societies. They will take live questions through the Q&A function, but would also like to answer as many pre-submitted questions and address real life scenarios before the webinar. The AMA is collecting as many questions as possible before the webinar and will provide them to CMS so they can be prepared with answers.
Please send questions you may have about the below NSA requirements to Emily Carroll (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible, and the AMA will communicate them to CMS:
- The Good Faith Estimate requirements for uninsured or self-pay patients;
- Surprise billing prohibitions;
- Notice and Consent requirements;
- NSA enforcement requirements;
- The payment process under the NSA, including the initial payment, open negotiations, and Independent Dispute Resolution process (to be addressed in a yet-to-be-scheduled future webinar and in other educational/advocacy efforts).
For more information and related toolkits on these new requirements click here.