CMS Releases Implementation Guidance on No Surprises Act Good Faith Estimates, Patient-Provider Dispute Resolution Process

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released 11 documents related to the agency’s regulations implementing the No Surprises Act good faith estimates for uninsured and self-pay patients and the patient-provider dispute resolution process. The documents include model language informing uninsured/self-pay patients of their rights to a good faith estimate and the patient-provider dispute resolution process, a template of the comprehensive good faith estimate with model disclaimer language, several notices related to the patient-provider dispute resolution process and detailed explanations of various data elements required throughout these processes. The documents can be downloaded here.