National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Backs No Surprises Act Interim Final Rule

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National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Backs No Surprises Act

Interim Final Rule

Ending surprise medical bills key to reducing unsustainable healthcare costs for employers, employees and their families

 

WASHINGTON – October 4, 2021 – The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury, and the Office of Personnel Management, issued an interim final rule of the No Surprises Act, a consumer protection law that helps curb the practice known as “surprise billing” for medical care.

 

The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance) strongly support the final rule and the legislation has been a priority focus for the organization and partners including the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing.

 

The U.S. healthcare system has become unaffordable and unsustainable for the average American and the employers who provide health benefits to 60% of Americans. A recent National Alliance employer survey found overwhelming support of surprise billing regulation with 84% finding it very helpful or helpful.

 

A previous letter from to the Administration on the importance of lowering administrative costs and lower prices for employers, their employees and their families signed by National Alliance can be found here.

 

About National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance) is the only nonprofit, purchaser-led organization with a national and regional structure dedicated to driving health and healthcare value across the country. Its members represent private and public sector, nonprofit, and Taft-Hartley organizations, and more than 45 million Americans, spending over $300 billion annually on healthcare. To learn more, visit nationalalliancehealth.org and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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