No Surprises Act

The No Surprises Act took effect at the beginning of 2022. Among many other reforms, the act protects patients from surprise medical billing in certain situations and creates a process for physicians and health insurance companies to settle payment amounts.

New requirements in the No Surprises Act pertain to:

  • When care is provided by a health care professional who is out-of-network at an in-network facility
  • Emergency services and post-stabilization care at hospitals or freestanding emergency departments
  • Good faith estimates for self-pay and uninsured patients.

More information about the No Surprises Act and what it means for patients and physicians:

South Dakota State Medical Association
2600 W 49th St Ste 100
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605.336.1965 | Fax: 605.274.3274

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