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The No Surprises Act: A Reminder That Some Surprises are Not Good Ones

November 17, 2021 (2 min read)

The No Surprises Act, which was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub. L. No. 116-260), contains protections that hold consumers harmless from the costs related to unanticipated (i.e., surprise) out-of-network medical bills.  A common occasion that consumers are surprised by unexpected medical bills is with emergency care, but unpleasant surprises can also occur when patients choose in-network hospitals/facilities that unexpectedly provide out-of-network patient care from ancillary providers, like anesthesiologists. Learn how the No Surprises Act is intended to fix that!


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