New billing protections for patients.
Starting January 1, 2022, consumers will have new billing protections when getting emergency care, non-emergency care from out-of-network providers at in-network facilities, and air ambulance services from out-of-network providers. Through new rules aimed to protect consumers, excessive out-of-pocket costs will be restricted, and emergency services must continue to be covered without any prior authorization, and regardless of whether or not a provider or facility is in-network. (Source: CMS.gov)
For more information about these policies and consumer protections, see CMS.gov: No Surprises
At UCHealth: your rights and protections against surprise medical bills
Surprise Billing Disclosure – Español (Sus derechos y protecciones contra la facturación de saldos sorpresa)
Good Faith Estimates: Your Rights – Español (Derecho a recibir una “estimación de buena fe”)