AAOS files brief supporting challenges of No Surprises Act rule

Carly Behm -  

The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons joined in filing an amicus brief supporting the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association's lawsuit challenging the implementation of the No Surprises Act.

The brief, filed Jan. 7, argues that regulators acted in contrast to the statutory requirements and purpose of the No Surprises Act, according to a Jan. 11 news release. It is led by the Physicians Advocacy Institute, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Other organizations backing the brief include the American Osteopathic Association and the North American Spine Society.

"It quite literally took an act of Congress and years of tireless advocacy to determine a fair solution to this problem that has been plaguing patients for years, only to have those efforts squandered by these reckless regulations," AAOS president Daniel Guy, MD, said in the release. "In turning to legal action, we remain committed to protecting patients from the heavy hand of insurers and ensuring that the imbalance of power in good faith negotiations over payment disputes is not further exacerbated."

The AAOS previously submitted formal comments to regulators in response to the Requirements Related to Surprise Billing Part II Interim Final Rule.

Read the full brief here.

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