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Health & Welfare Plans Newsletter

February 28, 2022


[Official Guidance]

Text of Memorandum from Agencies Regarding Continuing Surprise Billing Protections for Consumers

"On February 23, 2022, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ... invalidated portions of an interim final rule ... issued by the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury governing aspects of the federal independent dispute resolution (IDR) process under the No Surprises Act.... This announcement serves as a notification to health care providers, emergency facilities, providers of air ambulance services, group health plans, health insurance issuers, Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Carriers, and certified IDR entities of steps the Departments are taking to conform to the court's order." [Texas Medical Assoc. v. HHS, No. 21-0425 (E.D. Tex. Feb. 23, 2022)]   MORE >>

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS]; U.S. Department of Labor [DOL]; and U.S. Treasury Department

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