Behavioral Health Providers Face New Compliance Burdens with No Surprises Act

A law meant to protect patients from spurious hospital practices may create headaches for the behavioral health industry. The No Surprises Act adds additional administrative burdens to provider organizations to take on without a corresponding funding measures. The law, in part, requires health care organizations to provide good faith estimates to patients who choose to pay cash, seek out-of-network care, or are uninsured. “Psychiatric reimbursement has been low for many years, and administrative burdens have been rising, rising, rising,” Maureen Maguire, associate director of policy and practice advocacy at the American Psychiatric Association, told Behavioral Health Business. “Of course, it has the impact of contributing to burnout.”

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