Surprise Medical Bills

  • No Surprise Act (effective Jan. 1, 2022):
    What Physicians Need to Know

  • AMA Toolkit Dissects Federal Surprise Billing Law

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    Much of the federal government’s solution to resolve certain out-of-network billing disputes took effect at the start of 2022. To help physician practices understand and navigate the new law, the American Medical Association has created a No Suprises Act toolkit. TMA also offers an updated list of resources on the new law.

    Download These Documents  
  • Federal Fairness? Congressional Measure Addresses Out-of-Network Payments

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    First, the state of Texas made its move. Then, federal lawmakers followed suit. And come 2022 – one way or another – a major transformation will be complete.

    Surprise Billing: State vs. Federal  
  • The Updated Skinny on Texas’ Surprise Billing Law

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    The Texas Medical Association has updated its white paper on Texas’ law for settling out-of-network billing disputes involving state-regulated health plans.

    See the Newly Amended Rules  
  • Surprise Act: Litigation

  • Surprise Billing Rules Garner More Legal Action

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    Pressure is mounting on federal authorities with multiple legal actions, including TMA's, aiming to stop what physicians and hospitals say is an unfair arbitration process outlined in rules implementing the No Surprises Act, legislation passed in 2020 to address surprise medical bills.

    The Latest On the Lawsuits  
  • TMA Sues Feds Over Arbitration Rule for Surprise Billing Law

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    TMA has sued federal authorities over rulemaking for the federal surprise billing law, saying it failed to follow clear direction from Congress about how to implement the dispute resolution process meant to determine fair payments for out-of-network care.

    Read Why TMA Is Going to Court  

    TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state. 

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?

  • Out-of-Network, Balance Billing Laws in Texas