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Texas Group Sues HHS Over Final ‘Surprise Billing’ Rule (1)

Sept. 22, 2022, 10:39 PMUpdated: Sept. 23, 2022, 2:48 PM

The Texas Medical Association, one doctor, and a hospital filed a new federal lawsuit challenging certain portions of a rule that established the arbitration process in the No Surprises Act, which shields patients from surprise medical bills.

The act limits the total amount patients can be charged for emergency services delivered by physicians who aren’t in their insurance network and for non-emergency services delivered by certain out-of-network providers located in network facilities.

The association, Dr. Adam Corley, and Tyler Regional Hospital LLC argue the department’s final rule still gives health insurance companies the same advantage, according to the complaint.

The ...