Washington, D.C. – The Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing issued the following statement in response to the latest December 1, 2022, lawsuit filed by LifeNet challenging portions of the final rule implementing the No Surprises Act:

“We are extremely disappointed to learn that LifeNet, an air ambulance provider, is continuing to challenge the No Surprises Act through a new lawsuit that would weaken patient protections and increase health care costs. The No Surprises Act prevented 9 million surprise bills in the first nine months of 2022 – Americans should be celebrating this success – not litigating it.”

“Unfortunately, it’s clear that certain air ambulance companies and other private equity-backed providers will continue their relentless attacks against the bipartisan patient protections in the No Surprises Act. A bipartisan majority of voters have said they are concerned that lawsuits from some physician and hospital organizations could delay or overturn the patient protections in the No Surprises Act (73%) and increase health care costs for patients (78%) – clearly, voters have cause for alarm as demonstrated by the ever-growing number of lawsuits against the No Surprises Act law and regulations.