News Briefs: AMA, AHA Sue Over Surprise Billing Regulation | Dec. 10, 2021

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Hospital Association (AHA), the largest provider trade groups in the country, sued the Biden administration over regulations HHS issued in implementing the No Surprises Act. In a lawsuit filed Dec. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the AMA and AHA request injunctive relief of the latest interim final rule implementing the No Surprises Act. The Biden administration’s most recent rule aimed at implementing the surprise billing ban, which comes into effect on Jan. 1, 2022, has come under fire from provider groups — and members of Congress, many of them physicians — for “plac[ing] a heavy thumb on the scale of an independent dispute-resolution process that would unfairly benefit insurance companies,” in the words of an AMA press release.

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Leslie Small

Leslie Small

Leslie has been working in journalism since 2009 and reporting on the health care industry since 2014. She has covered the many ups and downs of the Affordable Care Act exchanges, the failed health insurer mega-mergers, and hundreds of other storylines spanning subjects such as Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage, employer-sponsored insurance, and prescription drug coverage. As the managing editor of Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits, she writes and edits for both publications while overseeing a small team of reporters who also focus on the managed care sector. Before joining AIS Health, she was a senior editor for the e-newsletter Fierce Health Payer, and she started her career as a copy editor at multiple local newspapers. She graduated with a dual degree in journalism and political science from Penn State University.

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