WEDI: HHS No Surprises Act Needs Data Standards to Prevent Burden
September 14, 2021
WEDI gave several recommendations related to HHS’ No Surprises Act, such as the development of data standards to prevent administrative burden.
In response to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) interim final rule implementing provisions of the No Surprises Act, WEDI called for the development of data standards to ensure interoperability of patient health data and prevent administrative burden.
In a letter to the HHS written by Nancy Spector, chair of WEDI, the organization expressed its support of the overall goals of the Act and gave several policy recommendations related to the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and Advanced Explanation of Benefits (AEOB) provisions.
“The No Surprises Act protects patients from receiving surprise medical bills resulting from gaps in coverage for emergency services and certain services provided by out-of-network clinicians at in-network facilities, including by air ambulances,” Spector wrote in the letter.
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