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Texas Doctors Sue Agencies Over ‘No Surprises Act’ Regulation

Oct. 29, 2021, 1:24 PM

The Texas Medical Association sued HHS and other agencies in federal court to halt a new regulation governing the No Surprises Act, which takes effect Jan. 1.

The regulation unfairly favors health insurers and other providers over health-care providers in a dispute resolution process intended to resolve issues over surprise billing of patients, according to TMA’s complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The new procedure gives insurers a “windfall,” and undermines providers’ ability to receive fair compensation for their services, TMA says.

The No Surprises Act limits the amount patients must pay when ...