Health care provider groups are continuing their push to urge a federal court to suspend the portion of the recently implemented No Surprises Act regulation that governs the arbitration process when providers and payers cannot agree on payments.

According to the providers, regulators make a policy argument in defense of their implementation of the 2020 surprise billing law, but they argue that policy is established by Congress, not regulators, and that the approach regulators have introduced is contrary to congressional intent as articulated in the law.  Specifically, they maintain that the arbitration process establishes a benchmark rate rather than using the “baseball-style” methodology that Congress specified.

Learn more about the challenge to the independent dispute resolution process that is a central part of the implementation of the No Surprises Act in the Fierce Healthcare article “Provider groups push court to press pause on controversial surprise billing rule.”