Learn about medical bill protections under the No Surprises Act

Know your rights under the No Surprises Act to avoid high medical bill. Watch this helpful tutorial hosted by PIRG and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

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

The No Surprises Act has been in place for one full year, but lots of people don’t fully know their protections and how to use this important new law. We collaborated with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on this short tutorial to take full advantage of protections against surprise medical bills.

Webinar announcement for medical bill rights

Watch the video here.

Another resource is our Patient Guide: Surprise medical billing protections you can use now



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.

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