Hospital billing statement The findings of the AHIP-BCBSA survey, the organizations say, provide critical information that demonstrates how many patients and consumers have already benefited from the NSA.

Prior to the No Surprises Act (NSA), millions of patients received medical bills from hospitals, physicians, and private-equity care providers that they did not expect — and at prices they could not afford.

But a new survey and analysis by AHIP and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association found that in the first two months of 2022, the NSA prevented more than two million potential surprise medical bills across all commercially insured patients. Should this trend hold, more than 12 million surprise bills would be avoided this year.

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