Avoiding Surprises in Your Medical Bills

A Guide for Consumers

This guide will help you understand the questions you should ask to avoid receiving an unexpected medical bill. Many of the suggestions in the guide are designed for situations when you can schedule care in advance. The guide will also help you understand what you can do to lessen the chances of an unexpected balance bill in an emergency.

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Advisory
Member
The hospital price transparency rule took effect Jan. 1, 2021. CMS verified for the AHA that the agency has begun proactive audits of hospital websites and a…
Letter/Comment
Member
The AHA offers initial recommendations to the departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor as they develop guidance to implement the No…
Letter/Comment
Member
AHA urges the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to align the Hospital Price Transparency Rule with new transparency requirements included in the No…
Advisory
Public
On Dec. 27, 2020, the No Surprises Act was signed into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133; Division BB – Private Health…
Letter/Comment
Public
AHA letter urging HHS to exercise enforcement discretion with respect to the hospital price transparency rule.
Special Bulletin
Member
A federal appeals court today ruled against AHA’s legal challenge to the Centers for Medicare…