No Surprises Act
The No Surprises Act protects people covered under group and individual health plans from receiving surprise medical bills when they receive most emergency services, non-emergency services from out-of-network providers at in-network facilities, and services from out-of-network air ambulance service providers. It also establishes an independent dispute resolution process for payment disputes between plans and providers, and provides new dispute resolution opportunities for uninsured and self-pay individuals when they receive a medical bill that is substantially greater than the good faith estimate they get from the provider.
For more information on your rights and protections against surprise medical bills, here are some resources:
- Your rights under federal law: www.cms.gov/nosurprises
- Your rights under Massachusetts law: www.mass.gov/news/pricing-transparency-provisions-of-an-act-promoting-a-resilient-health-care-system-that-puts-patients-first-patients-first
- Your rights under Colorado law: https://cohealthinitiative.org/need-help/surprise-medical-bills/