Surprise medical bills are particularly egregious because they are unpredictable for families and occur despite every effort people make to avoid them. They are the result of a systemic problem that places families in the middle of a tug-of-war between health care providers and insurers over the price of care.
We are organizations that represent consumers, patients, and workers. We called on Congress to enact legislation to protect people by banning surprise medical billing and ensuring that health care costs don’t inflate, and in December 2020 the No Surprise Act was passed into law.
emergency department visits result in a surprise medical bill.
of air ambulance patient transports are out-of-network.
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