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.
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.
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:
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.