CMS posted Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of Section 112 of Title I (the No Surprises Act (NSA)) of Division BB of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA 2021), and implementing regulations published in the Federal Register on October 7, 2021 as part of interim final rules with comment period, entitled “Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part II.” These FAQs have been prepared by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address the provision of GFEs for uninsured (or self-pay) individuals, as described in Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) section 2799B-6 and implementing regulations at 45 CFR 149.610. You can access the FAQs from this website: https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises/policies-and-resources/overview-of-rules-fact-sheets
Or directly here: https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Regulations-and-Guidance/Downloads/Guidance-Good-Faith-Estimates-FAQ-Part-2.pdf
CMS also posted Frequently asked questions for providers about the No Surprises rules. Information for providers and facilities regarding No Surprises rules, independent dispute resolution, and exceptions to the new rules and requirements. Frequently asked questions for providers about the No Surprises rules. (PDF)
In addition, CMS updated the No Surprises Act Webpage to note that “The online Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) portal is planned to launch the week of April 11th”. To view this notice on the No Surprises Act webpage, visit:https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
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