Families USA Action joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and nine other consumer and patient organizations in signing an amicus brief in support of the federal government’s appeal of the district court’s ruling in a No Surprises Act case. The Texas Medical Association, joined by LifeNet and other providers, had challenged the federal government’s implementation of the No Surprises Act.
The brief serves to inform the court about the importance of protecting this landmark legislation – which prevented an estimated nine million surprise medical bills between January and September 2022— and the potential impact on patients if protections are eroded. The brief explains that the current rules for independent dispute resolution protect patients from inflationary premiums and cost-sharing.
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