Following the release of the Biden Administration’s interim final rule to protect patients from surprise medical bills, the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing issued the following statement:
“While we are still reviewing the details on the new regulations, we appreciate the Biden Administration’s strong desire to fully protect patients from surprise medical bills and the exorbitant costs from private equity firms and out-of-network providers. This latest guidance reinforces the law’s important protections for patients facing medical emergencies, including situations where notice and consent procedures would not apply so that patients don’t become victims of a surprise bill at their most vulnerable moments. Moving forward, we urge the Administration to provide consumers with meaningful cost-savings and protection against surprise medical bills by reinforcing the importance of the qualified payment amount for final payment determinations and limiting potential abuse and misuse of arbitration by out-of-network providers and private equity firms.”
To view the Coalition’s recent letter to the Biden Administration letter on surprise billing protections, click here.