Texas Medical Association Challenges Provisions to IDR Process

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On Thursday, September 22, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) filed a lawsuit challenging the August 19th Final Rule of the “Requirements Related to Surprise Billing.” The suit challenges provisions concerning the way Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) entities must treat the Qualifying Payment Amount (QPA) compared to the additional factors described in the law: training/experience/outcomes; provider and plan market share; patient acuity; teaching status/case mix/scope of services of the facility; and prior good faith efforts to contract.