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CMS Issues FAQs and Webinar Invitation on No Surprises Act

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for health care providers about the federal No Surprises Act rules.  The information for providers and facilities regarding No Surprises Act rules, independent dispute resolution, and exceptions to the new rules and requirements can be found at: Frequently asked questions for providers about the No Surprises rules. (PDF)  In addition, per the notice below, CMS is holding a free Webinar on the No Surprises Act.

Webinar Invitation – An Overview of the Independent Dispute Resolution Process for Disputing Parties

Please join us on Friday, April 8, 2022, from 1:00-1:30 p.m. ET, for a training session on the Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) process for disputing parties (health care providers, emergency facilities, providers of air ambulance services, group health plans, health insurance issuers, and Federal Employees Health Benefits [FEHB] Carriers).  On February 28, 2022, the United States Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury (the “Departments”) announced steps the Departments are taking to conform to the court’s order in the case of Texas Medical Ass’n, et al. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al., Case No. 6:21-cv-425 (E.D. Tex.), which invalidated portions of an interim final rule, Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part II, 86 Fed. Reg. 55,980 (Oct. 7, 2021) (the “Rule”) governing aspects of the federal independent dispute resolution (IDR) process under the No Surprises Act.  This training will provide an overview of the IDR process for disputing parties and highlight changes in the guidance resulting from the court’s order.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This Webinar requires registration through REGTAP in advance.  If you are a new user to REGTAP, you will need to create an account.  Registration for this Webinar CLOSES at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7.  Register today to ensure a smooth Webinar experience.

You must register by 4:00 p.m. April 7, 2022, to attend this event.  Register by visiting the following link: https://regtap.cms.gov/reg_events_view.php?class=515.

To register, click the link above and complete these steps:

  1.  Log in to REGTAP or create a new account if you do not already have one.
  2.  Select "Training Events” from 'My Dashboard'.
  3.  Select the “View” icon next to the event titled: Overview of the IDR Process for Disputing Parties.
  4.  Select “Register Me”.  Need Help?  E-mail Registrar@REGTAP.info or call 1 800 257 9520.