Tag: No Surprises Act

NSA Implementation

Congressional Concerns: Lawmakers Challenge CMS on NSA Implementation

NSA Implementation Shortly before Congress adjourns for 2023; lawmakers sent another in a series of letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expressing “serious concerns” about the implementation of the No Surprises Act (NSA). The letter accused CMS of failing to properly implement key portions of the law and suggested that the […]
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Unveiling the Impact of No Surprises Act: AHIP & BCBSA Report

The federal No Surprises Act (NSA) has generated millions of complaints but serves to protect consumers from unexpected out-of-pocket healthcare costs, according to a new survey. AHIP, a U.S. health insurance trade group, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) released a report that estimates the NSA prevents more than 1 million surprise bills […]
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Surprise Billing Dispute Resolution: Challenges, Lawsuits, and Proposed Changes

This year, the CMS has frequently halted and resumed arbitration due to court cases causing disruptions in the regulatory process aimed at settling surprise billing disputes. Summary Overview: Last Friday, the CMS finalized its revamp of the No Surprises Act resolution process, fully reopening the portal for resolving disputes, including batched and single disputes for […]
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The True Cost of Claim Denials in Healthcare

The True Cost of Claim Denials in Healthcare

According to a survey, claim denials are considered the biggest obstacle in revenue cycle management, with over 20% of providers reporting an annual loss of $500K due to these denials. A recent survey of healthcare leaders conducted by leading medical billing company revealed that claim denials are causing a significant and costly issue for healthcare […]
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Surprise Medical Billing

President’s Efforts to Limit Surprise Medical Bills and Reduce Health Care Expenses

The President administration has announced its intention to restrict the sale of “junk” insurance policies, including short-term plans that may not provide adequate coverage for individuals who are in-between jobs and require temporary health care coverage. These policies have been known to deny basic coverage to policyholders. On Friday, President announced a set of fresh […]
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The State of Claims and Denials in 2023

How do you resolve a repeated and shooting up problem like claims denials? It’s been a fresher subject for revenue cycle management professionals for years that are only experiencing hotter with the growing pressures of staffing shortages, troubles with staff movement and instructing and developing policies and protocols at the government and payer levels. On […]
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Revenue Cycle Will Be The Main Focus Of Advocacy For 2023

Each year the American Hospital Association (AHA) releases an advocacy agenda focusing on key areas in need of “critical support” for hospitals and health systems, and this year, quite a few key areas will be focused on your revenue cycle. “Hospitals and health systems are dealing with unprecedented challenges as they manage the aftershocks and […]
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How The No Surprises Act Law Reshaped Medical Billing

One year ago, the United States marked a turning point for health care cost transparency with a new law aimed at helping Americans avoid unnecessary, unexpected medical debt. As of Jan. 1, 2022, health care providers and insurers are no longer allowed to sideswipe privately insured people with bills for out-of-network services. Experts say the […]
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