February 03, 2023
ASA Files Joint Amicus Brief in Support of Lawsuit Challenging Qualifying Payment Amount
On January 31, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American College of Emergency Physicians, and American College of Radiology®, filed a joint amicus brief in support of a pending Texas Medical Association (TMA) lawsuit that challenges the No Surprises Act Qualifying Payment Amount (QPA). The suit, the third of four TMA suts argues that key aspects of the federal government’s Surprise Billing interim final rule (IFR) that apply to the QPA are badly flawed and impose serious financial pressures on physician practices.
The amicus brief also notes that the IFR hinders physicians and facilities from engaging in fair contracting negotiations with insurers, which could result in more physicians and facilities being forced out-of-network.
Read the full press release.