Last week federal agencies published an interim final rule regarding requirements related to surprise billing. This much-anticipated IFR, considered “Part 2” of the administration’s surprise billing ban regulations, deals with the process to settle out-of-network payment disputes that will arise between providers and payers in addition to outlining requirements for healthcare cost estimates for uninsured, or self-paying, individuals. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, Marcy M. Buckner is here to discuss the IFR, how exactly this dispute resolution process works, and how this is a victory for NABIP.
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