Here's a surprise: The No Surprises Act (NSA) passed by Congress in 2020 is working. That's the word from a research report from the Urban Institute.

Several researchers from the Urban Institute and Georgetown University's Center on Health Insurance Reforms (with backing from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) conducted interviews with 32 regulators and stakeholders representing consumers, payers, hospitals and billing companies. The researchers also used data analysis to review the Act's efficacy since its passage, and found that it seems to be having the desired effect.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.