Attention Psychiatrists in All States

On January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act (NSA) billing legislation went into effect. The NSA requires that out-of-network providers must provide patients with a good faith estimate of expected charges, with further restrictions on billing beyond that initial estimate. Enforcement of the NSA as to both payors and providers is split between the states and the federal government. States have primary responsibility for enforcing the good faith estimate requirement, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will enforce it only in states that have notified HHS that they are unable or unwilling to do so themselves.

Attention Idaho Psychiatrists

As part of the Governor of Idaho’s initiative to reduce nonessential regulations, Idaho licensing boards (including the Idaho Board of Medicine) have withdrawn their rules implementing the Idaho Telehealth Access Act for healthcare providers, including physicians, physician assistants, dentists and psychologists. Please refer to Idaho Statute Title 54, section 5704 to section 5712, which discusses in detail changes to the Idaho telehealth regulations regarding:

  • Scope of Practice
  • Provider-Patient Relationships
  • Evaluation and Treatment
  • Prescriptions
  • Informed Consent
  • Continuity of Care
  • Referral to Other Services
  • Medical Records
  • Enforcement and Discipline