The Departments are aware of the July 26, 2022, decision of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Lifenet, Inc. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, Case No. 6:22-cv-162. The Departments are directing certified IDR entities to comply with the court’s judgment and order. See July 28 notice for more information. 

Please note: the Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) system is live. You can still initiate a Federal IDR request.

Ending Surprise Medical Bills

See how new rules help protect people from surprise medical bills and remove consumers from payment disputes between a provider or health care facility and their health plan

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No Surprises Act

Policies & resources

Review rules and fact sheets on what No Surprises rules cover, and get additional resources with more information.

Resolving out-of-network payment disputes

Learn about out-of-network payment disputes between providers and health plans and how to start the independent dispute resolution process, apply to become a dispute resolution entity, or submit feedback on applicants.


Learn about rights and protections for consumers to end surprise bills and remove consumers from payment disagreements between their providers, health care facilities and health plans.

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