The Surprise Medical Bill Ban was signed into law by congress and will take effective 1-1-22. Surprise medical bills happen most frequently when patients receive immediate emergency care from non-network providers in cases where they have little to no control.
The No Surprises Act also tries to increase transparency for all patients to better understand their cost-sharing liability ahead of time. For instance, consumers can receive an Advanced Explanation of Benefits before a health care service is delivered. This document must provide a good-faith estimate of costs and cost sharing;
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