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Report Shows Senator Hassan’s Bill Has Stopped Two Million Surprise Medical Bills in Two Months

Senator Hassan’s Bipartisan No Surprises Act Was Signed into Law in 2020

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, a new report came out showing that Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bill Cassidy’s (R-LA) No Surprises Act to help ban surprise medical billing prevented two million surprise medical bills in January and February of this year. 

See below for coverage highlights from WebMD:

WebMD: No Surprises Act Blocked 2 Million Medical Bills in 2 Months: Report

By Carolyn Crist

The No Surprises Act stopped about 2 million unexpected medical bills from hitting private insurance patients during the first two months of 2022, according to a new report.

More than 12 million potential surprise bills could be avoided this year if the trend continues, the study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and America’s Health Insurance Plans found.

[…] In December 2020, the No Surprises Act was signed into law, and most of the provisions took effect at the beginning of 2022. Under the law, when anyone covered by private health insurance is treated for emergency services or at an in-network facility by an out-of-network provider, the provider or facility can’t charge a patient above the in-network cost-sharing price.