Part 1: The Federal No Surprises Act


ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00

Course Description

This two-part series covers the basics of the new federal No Surprises Act that protects patients from “surprise bills” resulting from care provided by out-of-network physicians at in-network facilities. Parts of the law are already in effect, and some of the provisions overlap with an existing Illinois law that provides similar patient protections.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • An overview of physician responsibilities and rights under the federal No Surprises Act
  • An update on recent changes to Illinois law that were made to more closely mirror the scope of the NSA
  • A discussion of how the federal and state laws and regulations might work together with respect to implementation and enforcement

Target Audience

ISMS members and their staffs

Additional information


The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.

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Lila Valinoti

Lila ValinotiLila Valinoti is the Assistant Vice President of Health Policy Research and Education at the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) and has over 25 years’ experience in health policy development and helping physicians understand how legislative and regulatory changes may affect their practices.



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