The Consolidated Appropriations Act (“CAA”) and Transparency Rule have regulations for all employers to comply with.  The CAA includes the No Surprises Act as well as Transparency rules that primarily fall on health carriers.  However, ALL plans (fully-insured, self-insured, level funding, etc.), regardless of SIZE will to post In-Network and Out-of-Network machine-readable files publicly. 

Starting July 1, 2022, for plan and policy years beginning on and after January 1, 2022, insurers and group health plans are required to create and publish 2 machine-readable files on a public site and update them monthly.  Plans that renew after July 1, 2022, must comply as of their renewal. 

As an Employer, we must publicly post 2 machine-readable files (INN & OON) as of July 1, 2022. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska publish machine-readable files on behalf of Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands. View the machine-readable files here:  https://www.nebraskablue.com/TCR-CAA

Transparency in Coverage Rule/Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 | BCBSNE

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