Federal act aiming to stop ‘surprise’ medical bills goes into effect Jan. 1

Published: Dec. 21, 2021 at 11:25 AM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Federal No Surprises Act goes into effect on Jan. 1.

The law will ban most “surprise bills” and keep consumers out of the middle of payment disputes between insurers and hospitals.

The new law also prohibits out-of-network providers from sending surprise bills to patients seeking emergency room care, air ambulance services or non-emergency care at in-network hospitals.

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