The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury and the Office of Personnel Management (“the departments”) Sept. 10 released proposed rules implementing certain provisions of the No Surprises Act related to enforcement, air ambulance transparency, and agent and broker disclosures. 

The proposed rules establish a process for investigating complaints of violations of the No Surprises Act patient protections and taking enforcement action, including imposing a civil monetary penalties against both providers/facilities and plans/issuers. The departments also propose to increase transparency of air ambulance services through new disclosure requirements on plans/issuers and air ambulance providers. In addition, the rules include HHS-only proposals that would require insurers offering individual health insurance coverage or short-term, limited-duration insurance to disclose to enrollees and report to HHS any direct or indirect compensation provided by the insurer to an agent or broker associated with enrolling individuals in such coverage. 

Comments on the proposed rules are due Oct. 18. 
 

Related News Articles

Headline
In the AHA Stat Blog, AHA experts take a deeper look at the latest RAND report on hospital pricing. In addition to its “fundamentally unsound” underlying…
Headline
The RAND Corporation’s latest hospital pricing report again “overreaches and jumps to unfounded conclusions based on incomplete data,” AHA President and CEO…
Headline
The Administration yesterday released a new FAQ on Transparency in Coverage regulations effective July 1 that require health plans to release machine-readable…
Headline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a conference call for health care providers Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. ET on the No Surprises Act’s…
Headline
The AHA today released a new episode of PowerPlay, the on-demand video series that connects AHA members to major players in policy, politics and science. The…
Headline
As requested by the AHA, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury will defer enforcement of the good faith estimate for insured…