Washington, D.C. – The Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing, a diverse group of health care leaders working together to protect patients from surprise bills and to lower health care costs, is pleased to share that yesterday a New York federal court dismissed a provider’s lawsuit attempting to bring back surprise medical bills. The plaintiff in the case, a New York doctor’s group, sought to invalidate the No Surprises Act on various constitutional grounds.
Earlier this year AHIP and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association released survey results highlighting that in just the first two months of 2022, the No Surprises Act, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in 2020, prevented more than 2 million surprise bills from reaching patients and their families. The Coalition applauds the New York court for siding with patients and their families by dismissing one of the eight provider-backed lawsuits intended to chip away at these vital protections. It is critical the No Surprises Act law and rules remain in place to ensure no American has to face a surprise medical bill that could lead to financial ruin.