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Surprise Medical Billing Regulation Under White House Review

June 9, 2021, 7:25 PM

The first rule implementing a 2020 law limiting medical bills in emergencies and in other situations beyond patients’ control is under review by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget.

How the Biden administration interprets the No Surprises Act, passed as part of appropriations legislation (H.R. 133) late in 2020, will likely be crucial to controlling costs of medical bills that can reach into the tens of thousands of dollars for both health insurers and employers who pay health-care bills for employees. The law takes effect in 2022.

The OMB must review the interim final ...

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