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Understanding the No Surprises Act: Compliance Requirements and MGMA Advocacy – on demand

Webinar - May 17, 2022

Compliance Regulations

Billing & Collections

Federal Compliance



Register for the webinar held on May 17, 2022. This webinar is eligible for ACMPE and CEU credit. 

Surprise medical billing made headlines in recent years as patients, who received out-of-network care from providers, would unexpectedly receive balance bills for services. In late 2020, Congress took action to protect patients from certain balance billing practices with the passage of the No Surprises Act, which was passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. 

On Jan. 1, 2022, several of these new requirements related to surprise billing took effect, including the patient protections against balance billing and other patient price transparency provisions, such as good faith estimates (GFE). The federal protections against surprise billing prohibit certain out-of-network providers at in-network facilities from balance billing patients for care and established a new arbitration process to settle payment disputes between providers and payers. The new patient cost estimate provisions now require all clinicians, regardless of care setting, to provide cost estimate information to certain patients prior to receiving care.  

Join MGMA Government Affairs for an interactive discussion of the new federal surprise billing requirements and an update on federal rulemaking to implement other policies required under the No Surprises Act. 

This 60-minute webinar will provide you with the knowledge to: 
  • Identify key regulatory developments around out-of-network billing  
  • Discuss future policy changes impacting medical groups 
  • Describe MGMA advocacy initiatives regarding the No Surprises Act


Continuing Education Information

Delivery method: Self Paced Study | Internet Activity Enduring Material
Learning level: Beginner - Education designed to provide a general understanding of a topic or knowledge area. 
Learning format: Traditional   
Prerequisites: None 
Advance preparation: None 
Duration: 60 minutes  

Claiming Credit: If you wish to claim continuing education credit, you must attend the live webinar or if you watch the recording, respond to the integrated polls in order to meet the interactivity requirement required by accrediting organizations. 
  • ACMPE, medical practice administrators in certification and Fellowship through ACMPE 
  • CEU, generic continuing education credit 

Official Continuing Education Statements and Availability

American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) 
This program is approved as a live learning event for ACMPE continuing education hours. A cumulative total of 50 ACMPE continuing education credit hours is among the requirements for attaining the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) credential. To maintain CMPE or Fellow status, you must earn 50 hours of qualifying credit hours every three years, of which 30 hours must come from MGMA national, state or local offerings, including 12 from a live learning event. 
Learn more about the ACMPE certification program.  
One ACMPE credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content, rounded down to the nearest 0.25. 

Continuing Education Units (CEU) 
A certificate of attendance will be provided to healthcare professionals requesting generic CEUs for professional development, certifications through other professional associations or specialty societies.  
One generic CEU credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content, rounded down to the nearest 0.25. 

Disclosure of conflict of interest  
MGMA requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in the position to control the content of this activity to disclosure any real or apparent conflicts of interact (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI’s are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to MGMA policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participates prior to the start of each activity. 
Kelsey Haag

Kelsey Haag

Associate Director, Government Affairs, MGMA

Kelsey serves as an Associate Director for MGMA’s Government Affairs office in Washington, DC. In her primary role, she provides insight and analysis on a variety of legislative and regulatory issues important to medical groups, such as Medicare reimbursement, surprise billing, and the Quality Payment Program. In this role, she informs policy makers in Congress and the Administration of the important role group medical practices play in the healthcare system and works closely with MGMA members identifying critical issues impacting group practices. 

This webinar consisted of a 60-minute presentation, interactive polls and a question-and-answer session.  
You will receive informational emails with log-in instructions, handout materials and the recording. 


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