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New Federal “No Surprise Billing” Provisions Your Office NEEDS to Know!

No Surprises Act Requirements Augment Michigan Surprise Billing Law

  • The federal No Surprises Act has some provisions that are more stringent than the Michigan law, which was passed in 2020.

  • Both laws will need to be followed by ALL health care providers in our state.

  • The MAC has created resources members can download to ensure compliance with both laws.

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In 2020, Governor Whitmer signed into law legislation that would add surprise billing protections to Michigan’s Public Health Code, stopping the potential for surprisingly high out-of-network charges for health care procedures. Under the Michigan law, providers must inform patients in advance of a scheduled procedure that their health insurer may not cover all their medical services and that they can request care from an in-network provider.

However, new federal surprise billing protections have also come into effect. How do these provisions interact with, and in some cases supplant, the Michigan law?

MAC Members: Access the MAC Matters article "New Federal 'No Surprise Billing' Provisions Your Office NEEDS to Know!" This article includes a federal/state compliant form and additional resources.

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