In December, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) became law. Its primary purpose was funding the federal government’s operating budget, but it also contained elements that will have a major impact on our operations. In fact, it’s the largest expansion of health care reform since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in March 2010.
Many of the CAA’s requirements go into effect in 2022. Teams from all over our company are working to make sure we implement those changes in a way that provides value to our employer customers and our members. We’re also continuing to monitor regulatory guidance from the relevant federal agencies, and we will update this page as we learn more throughout the year.
- Henry Smith: Introducing two key health care reform projects (June 30, 2021)
- Consolidated Appropriations Act – New ID Card Requirements (Aug. 26, 2021)
- Guidance Delaying Enforcement of Advanced EOB (Aug. 31, 2021)
- Overview of the CAA’s Surprise Billing Provisions (Oct. 27, 2021)
- Frequently asked questions – updated Oct. 1, 2021 (PDF)
- Department of Labor No Surprises Act website – includes links to CAA-related regulations and FAQs
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services No Surprises Act website – also includes CAA-related regulations, fact sheets, and consumer education