No Surprises Act: What You Need to Know

The No Surprises Act is a new law that protects patients from surprise medical bills. At Preferred Vascular Group, we want to ensure that our patients have access to clear and transparent billing practices, and we fully support this important legislation.

What is the No Surprises Act?

The No Surprises Act was signed into law in December 2020 and went into effect on January 1, 2022. The law is designed to protect patients from unexpected medical bills that can occur when they receive care from out-of-network providers.

Under the No Surprises Act, patients are protected from surprise bills in three main situations:

Emergency services: Patients cannot be charged more for emergency services than they would be if they received care from an in-network provider.

Out-of-network care at in-network facilities: If a patient receives care from an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility (such as during a hospital stay), they can only be billed for their in-network cost-sharing amounts.

Out-of-network care that patients choose: If a patient chooses to receive care from an out-of-network provider, they must be given a clear and detailed estimate of the costs before receiving treatment.

How does Preferred Vascular Group comply with the No Surprises Act?

At Preferred Vascular Group, we are committed to complying with the No Surprises Act and providing our patients with transparent billing practices. Here are some of the steps we are taking to ensure compliance:

  • We participate in many insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, and we are continually working to expand our network of in-network providers.
  • If a patient needs care from an out-of-network provider, we will work with their insurance company to determine their cost-sharing amount and bill them accordingly.
  • We provide clear and detailed estimates of the costs of any out-of-network care before treatment is provided.
  • We are continually updating our billing processes to ensure that they comply with the No Surprises Act and other relevant laws and regulations.

At Preferred Vascular Group, we believe that every patient deserves access to high-quality care without the fear of unexpected medical bills. We are committed to working with our patients, insurance companies, and other providers to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and transparently.