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  • Molly Ramsay

Simplifying the No Surprise Billing Act

Episode Summary

Hello and happy 2022!

The Medical Management Podcast is truly happy to be back with much more information to help you level up your practice. In this two-part special we feature our friend Scott Tucker. In this first episode, we tackle a controversial topic: the No Surprises Billing Act of 2022. Even though this act applies in its majority to hospital settings, there is a part that applies for outpatient medical clinics and practices. Good faith estimates and disclaimers must be shown to patients. Hospitals and practices are not involved when a patient disputes a bill, that must be done directly with the government.

Scott breaks down the No Surprises Billing Act step by step for you to understand and know how to go forward from now on.

About our guest - Scott Tucker

Scott Tucker is a practice administrator in MedMan, working in Women’s Health Associates in Boise, Idaho. With a diverse background, he began working in public safety at the age of 14 when he joined the local fire department. He got his EMT at the age of 18 and has experience in the revenue cycle and practice management.

Scott developed a big passion for emergency medicine and nowadays still works as a paramedic.

Key Take-Aways

  • The No Surprises Billing Act was designed to help people understand their medical bills.

  • Healthcare payers have different types of plans with a specific set of rules.

  • Sometimes patients prefer to self-pay instead of billing their insurance because it may be less expensive.

  • With a “good faith estimate” patients can know an approximate fee for the treatment, visits, and procedures they need beforehand.


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