Washington E-Newsletter

Congress Urges Biden Administration to Implement No Surprises Act as Enacted

  • AANS Washington Office

On March 20, Reps. Brad Wenstrup, DPM, (R-Ohio), Greg Murphy, MD, (R-N.C.), Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and Joe Morelle (D-N.Y.) sent a letter with 35 additional members to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor Julie Su, urging the Biden Administration to take action to ensure that the No Surprises Act (NSA) is appropriately implemented. The letter notes that many issues remain unresolved related to the qualified payment amount, network adequacy, compliance and enforcement with statutorily required payment timelines. Addressing such problems is essential for the NSA’s long-term success in resolving disputes and ensuring patient access to care.

Click here to read the letter.