(shared from MSSNY Pulse )Congressional Hearing Puts Spotlight on Flawed Federal IDR Implementation
Federal IDR Initiation Fee of $150 Proposed for 2024
This week, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury proposed a rule setting forth the fee for the federal Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) process at $150 per party for CY 2024 – compared to $50 in CY 2022, and a proposed level of $350 in CY 2023, which was the subject of a District Court order.
This week, the US House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee held a widely attended hearing on the Implementation of the No Surprises Act. Both Republican and Democratic Members emphasized the law must be implemented as Congress intended, and expressed dismay over challenges associated with implementation, and unintended consequences on patient costs and access to care