AHA Statement on Surprise Billing Interim Final Rule

Stacey Hughes
Executive Vice President
American Hospital Association

September 30, 2021

The No Surprises Act was an important step forward in protecting patients from surprise medical bills. Hospitals and health systems strongly support these protections and the balanced approach Congress chose to resolve disputes. Disappointingly, the Administration’s rule has moved away from Congressional intent and brought new life to harmful proposals that Congress deliberately rejected. Today’s rule is a windfall for insurers. The rule unfairly favors insurers to the detriment of hospitals and physicians who actually care for patients. These consumer protections need to be implemented in the right way, and this misses the mark.


Contact:        Sean Barry, (202) 626-2306, sbarry@aha.org    
                     Marie Johnson, (202) 626-2351, mjohnson@aha.org