CMS Continues Webinar Series on No Surprises Act


The next edition in a series of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) webinars educating physicians on the federal No Surprises Act is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13.

The webinar series, which kicked off in late June, is a collaboration between CMS and the American Medical Association. The sessions are each focusing on specific topics of the surprise-billing law, which strives to resolve billing disputes over certain out-of-network care using an independent dispute resolution (IDR) process.

The July 13 webinar, scheduled from noon to 1 pm CT, will focus on surprise-billing provisions, notice and consent, and enforcement. To register, create a REGTAP account and then visit the REGTAP registration page.

The session will include subject matter experts from CMS and the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight.

Experts will answer live questions through the Q&A function, but will also accept questions and address real life scenarios submitted in advance, which AMA encourages. Send your questions ahead of the webinars to Emily Carroll about any of the following NSA requirements:

  • Surprise billing prohibitions,
  • Notice and consent,
  • Enforcement, and
  • The law’s payment process, including initial payment, open negotiations, and the IDR process.

The latter will be addressed in a future webinar and in other educational and advocacy efforts.

More information on the federal surprise-billing law is available in AMA’s No Surprises Act toolkits and on the Texas Medical Association’s Surprise Medical Bills page.

Last Updated On

July 07, 2022

Originally Published On

June 22, 2022