Regulations: Implementing “no surprises” measures, medical and health-related bills

U.S. guidance to implement provisions of the “No Surprises Act”

U.S. guidance to implement provisions of the “No Surprises Act”

The U.S. Treasury Department and IRS (jointly with the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Health and Human Services) this afternoon released interim final rules (T.D. 9951) and a notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-107706-21) as guidance to implement provisions of the “No Surprises Act.”

The “No Surprises Act” was enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. These measures are intended to protect participants, beneficiaries, and enrollees in group health plans and group and individual health insurance coverage from surprise medical bills when they receive emergency services, non-emergency services from nonparticipating providers at participating facilities, and air ambulance services from nonparticipating providers of air ambulance services (under certain circumstances).

Read the interim final rules [PDF 886 KB] (370 pages) and the proposed rules [PDF 113 KB]

The regulations are effective on a date that is 60 days after they are published in the Federal Register (scheduled for July 13, 2021).

The purpose of this report is to provide text of these just released regulations.


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