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What payers and providers need to know about the No Surprises Act


11.03.2021 By Availity

The No Surprises Act legislation, which is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2022, is a complex piece of legislation that will significantly impact health plans, providers, and patients in 2022 and beyond. To help our stakeholders better understand the law and prepare for its implementation, we chose it as a topic for our last Availity Connects, Virtual session.

Availity’s Krisi Hutson hosted the one-hour panel discussion that featured Kristen O’Brien and Eric Zimmerman from McDermott+ Consulting, a full-service healthcare consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. The session included a high-level overview of the legislation, a review of the current status, and a discussion of what payers and providers need to do to get ready for January 1, 2022.

When it comes to implementation of No Surprises, the panelists agreed that there are as many unknowns as knowns. And while HHS recently delayed enforcement for insured patients, it’s not the time to take our foot off the gas. The law will require many new processes across provider organizations and payers, and it’s important that we start this work today.

Get the details by watching the full session here:



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