December 22, 2021

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Federal No Surprises Act Takes Effect in 10 Days: Make Sure You Are Ready?
While guidance from the federal authorities is still being finalized, on January 1, 2022, a new and complex set of rules enacted by the federal government regarding “surprise bills” goes into effect. The statute is broad and sweeping and will have significant effects on any health care provider, including physicians, who render services to out-of-network or uninsured patients. While many jurisdictions, including Connecticut, already have rules addressing surprise bills, the federal law varies from the state laws in many ways, including having a far wider application.

The penalties for violating the Federal No Surprises Act law can be substantial. If you are uncertain about an aspect of the new law—whether you are covered, what aspects of your practice are covered, and how to comply—the Hartford County Medical Association’s general counsel, Garfunkel Wild, PC, Federal Surprise Bill Working Group can provide expert guidance. 

In addition, plan to attend the webinar on the No Surprises Act sponsored by Garfunkel Wild on February 1, 2022.

Federal No Surprises Act
One month in. What have we learned? What questions remain?

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)
The reason for the waiting a month before having the webinar is to allow the federal authorities sufficient time to finalize its directives for adhering to the requirements of the No Surprises Act.
During the interim, should you need assistance concerning the No Surprise Act, contact the Garfunkel Wild attorney with whom you regularly work, or contact GW at or call 203-316-0483.