Overview for Community Behavioral Health Organizations of “Good Faith Estimates” and Other Relevant Requirements of the No Surprises Act

Oct 21, 2022

The No Surprises Act (NSA) (Title I, Div. BB, of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (CAA 2021)) was part of a law providing funding for the federal government for fiscal year 2021, including COVID-19 relief provisions. The NSA imposed new requirements, most of which took effect on January 1, 2022, on both health insurers and various types of health care providers, with an overall goal of reducing the prevalence of surprise medical bills and making patients’ out-of-pocket expenditures on health care services more transparent and predictable.

This Overview will provide detailed information about the good faith estimate requirement, and a brief summary of other potentially relevant provisions of the NSA.


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