AHA yesterday urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to extend enforcement discretion for the No Surprises Act regulatory requirement that health care providers exchange certain information to create a good faith estimate for uninsured and self-pay patients until the agency identifies and providers can implement a standard automated way to exchange the information.

“In the interim final rule implementing this policy, CMS notes that it is exercising enforcement discretion until Jan. 1, 2023, as it may take time for providers and facilities to ‘develop systems and processes for receiving and providing the required information,’” AHA wrote. “We agree that developing and implementing the solution will take time and cannot be achieved efficiently without additional guidance from CMS that identifies a standard technical solution that can be implemented by all providers.”

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