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Neurosurgery Leads Amicus Brief in Surprise Medical Billing Case

Continuing their advocacy to ensure that the Biden Administration implements the law as written and intended by Congress, on Sept. 18, the AANS and the CNS, along with the Physician Advocacy Institute and several state and national medical associations, spearheaded an amicus brief in the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA) second lawsuit (TMA II) challenging elements of the NSA. The government has appealed the TMA II ruling, which favored physicians.

Under the No Surprises Act, physicians and insurers can use an independent dispute resolution process to resolve out-of-network payment disputes. The process was intended to keep patients out of the middle of these billing disputes. Unfortunately, the final rule implementing the law unfairly favors insurers.