Families USA Action led 27 organizations in submitting comments to the administration on the first set of rulemaking that will implement the landmark No Surprises Act. The letter was signed by national, state, and regional organizations representing patients and consumers who have been plagued by the uncertainty and financial burden of surprise medical bills. Signers include MomsRising, Community Catalyst, the Arthritis Foundation, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
The No Surprises Act was critical legislation that will protect consumers, but implementation matters. We are overall pleased with the first interim final rule and our comments offer recommendations to further strengthen. Our comments are aimed at ensuring the No Surprises Act provides families with the financial security they need and makes strides toward reining in industry abuses that lead to inflationary health care costs.
The No Surprises Act comment letter specifically expands on the following feedback:
Now that the No Surprises Act protections are in eﬀect, we continue to provide resources about the statute. See our resources tab to learn more about the new law and our eﬀorts to keep it strong for consumers. You can also visit the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ website on the law for more information: https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
Jane Sheehan, Director of Federal Relations