As reported earlier in the MedLaw Blog (August 9, 2023), a federal District Court vacated portions of the No Surprises Act federal regulations.  Thereafter, CMS halted the arbitration process for resolving disputes regarding out-of-network surprise bills.

On October 20, 2023, HHS, Treasury, and the US Office Personnel Management submitted a notice indicating their attempt to file a consolidated appeal in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, challenging the August decision in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.