Policy Updates

No Surprises Act: New FAQs Address Questions From Social Workers on Good Faith Estimates

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released clarifying information about Part 2 of the No Surprises Act, Good Faith Estimates (GFEs), which focuses on services provided to uninsured or self-pay patients who receive services provided by clinical social workers in independent practice. The frequently asked questions (FAQs) answer many of the questions that social workers asked when the No Surprises Act was implemented in January 2022. The new NASW FAQs answer many additional questions asked by social workers since the initial NASW FAQs were published in January 2022.