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CMS Holding Webinar on No Surprises Act IDR Portal

Per the notice below, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is holding a free Webinar on the No Surprises Act Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) Portal.

Webinar Invitation – No Surprises Act: Independent Dispute Resolution Portal Walkthrough for Disputing Parties

Wednesday, April 27, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET


Join us on Wednesday, April 27, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET, for an in-depth 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) and a demonstration of the IDR initiation webform and certified IDR entity selection form.  On April 15, 2022, the United States Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury (the “Departments”) opened the Federal IDR portal for health care providers, emergency facilities, providers of air ambulance services, group health plans, health insurance issuers, and Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Carriers to initiate the Federal IDR process.  The Departments announced that any party who had exhausted their open negotiation period before the launch of the portal, would be given 15 business days after the portal launch to initiate the process.  Therefore, any parties whose open negotiation period ended prior to April 15th have until May 6th to initiate the process.  If the open negotiation period ended on or after April 15th, then parties must initiate the process within 4 business days after the end of the open negotiation period.  CMS will provide more details about how the IDR process works and demonstrate the various forms used in the IDR process during this Webinar on April 27th.

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 pm on Tuesday, April 26.  Register today to ensure a smooth Webinar experience.  You must register by 4:00 pm April 26, 2022, to attend this event.  Register by using the following link: https://regtap.cms.gov/reg_events_view.php?class=523.  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: No Surprises Act: Independent Dispute Resolution Portal Walkthrough for Disputing Parties
  4. Select “Register Me”.
  5. Need Help?  E-mail Registrar@REGTAP.info or call 1 800 257 9520.
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