Requirements Related to Air Ambulance Services, Agent and Broker Disclosures, and Provider Enforcements Proposed Rule Summary
On September 16, 2021, the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services and the Office of Personnel Management published in the Federal Register proposed Requirements Related to Air Ambulance Services, Agent and Broker Disclosures, and Provider Enforcements (86 Federal Register (FR) 51730). The proposed rules amend and add to existing regulations to implement provisions of the No Surprises Act. The No Surprises Act, enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, established protections for enrollees of health plans from surprise medical bills when they receive emergency services, non-emergency services from nonparticipating providers at participating facilities, and air ambulance services from nonparticipating providers of air ambulance services under certain circumstances. It also established reporting requirements related to air ambulance services for plans, issuers, and air ambulance service providers and established other transparency requirements.