December 9, 2021

AMA, AHA Sue Feds Over No Surprises Act Final Rule

The nation’s leading hospital and physician groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over final rules implementing the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process detailed in the No Surprises Act.

The lawsuit led by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) argues that a final rule issued by HHS and other federal departments in late September ignores requirements for the mechanism lawmakers approved for resolving surprise medical bills sent to insured patients.

Healthcare industry groups have criticized the final rule since its release. Just recently, over 150 lawmakers also urged the federal government to alter its stance on the IDR process. Continue reading.