Learn about medical bill protections under the No Surprises Act

Know your rights under the No Surprises Act to avoid high medical bills.

Health care


Opening slide of CMS and PIRG webinar on the No Surprises Act

PIRG and the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid collaborated on a series of webinars to teach people how to use their important protections from out-of-network bills and how to get good faith estimates for health care.

Choose the training that is best for you.


CMS & PIRG webinar on No Surprises Act

Overview of all the protections in the No Surprises Act. 41 minutes. Watch the video here.

CMS and PIRG webinar on No Surprises Consumer Complaints

Learn more about how to file a consumer complaint about your surprise medical bill. 31 minutes. Watch the webinar here.


Patricia Kelmar

Senior Director, Health Care Campaigns, U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Patricia directs the health care campaign work for U.S. PIRG and provides support to our state offices for state-based health initiatives. Her prior roles include senior policy advisor at NJ Health Care Quality Institute, associate state director at AARP New Jersey and consumer advocate at NJPIRG. She was appointed to the Ground Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee in 2022 and works with patient advocates across the U.S. Patricia enjoys walking along the Potomac River and sharing her love of books with friends and family around the world.