This month’s newsletter includes an update on the litigation between the Texas Medical Association and the federal government over the rulemaking for medical bill dispute resolution, insight about effective ways to use new opioid settlement money coming to Texas, and a report showing the significant economic impact of hospitals in North Texas. Thanks for reading! … Read more

The Texas Medical Association filed its second lawsuit in less than a year against the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last month over federal policies on surprise billing.     The latest suit alleges that the recently released final rules in the government’s arbitration process between providers and payers to resolve disputed … Read more

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released updated final rules on Friday related to the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process between payers and providers concerning surprise billing, required under the No Surprises Act (NSA).      The new rules require arbiters to consider both an insurer’s median contracted in-network rate and additional … Read more