Category: Health Insurance

HHS Gives Guidance to Providers on the No Surprises Act in Interim Final Rule

Overview On July 1, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along with other federal agencies, released an interim final rule implementing certain provisions of the No Surprises Act.[1] The No Surprises Act aims to protect health plan participants and beneficiaries from surprise medical bills when they receive items and services in certain...

The “War” Between Out-of-Network Providers and Insurers Spreads Into COVID-19 Territory

ERISA litigators know that a war has been raging between “out-of-network” medical providers, on one hand, and the entities that insure and administer group health plans, on the other (collectively, “Insurers”). For years, out-of-network providers have been suing plans and Insurers claiming they were “underpaid” for their medical services, often to the tune of millions...