Webinar: No Surprises Act - The New Federal Law and It's Impact on California Physicians (CMA Hosted Webinar)

 Event Date

January 19, 2022

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Registration Deadline

Wednesday, January 19, 2022


This webinar will introduce the “No Surprises Act,” the federal surprise billing law enacted as part of the 2020 Consolidated Appropriations Act. It will address the impact of the No Surprises Act on physicians in California, including the interplay with AB 72 and other California-level surprise/balance billing protections.  
We will focus on compliance “essentials,” including when balance billing is and is not permissible; what new notices must be provided to patients; and the new requirement that physicians provide uninsured patients with a “good faith estimate” of the charges for scheduled care. Finally, we will highlight the evolving considerations around the independent dispute resolution process and the notice and consent procedure for obtaining a patient’s agreement to be balance billed.

After attending this webinar, attendees will have a better understanding of how the No Surprises Act will impact their practices, and what action steps they need to take in the short, median and long term in order to comply.


Eric D. Chan, Esq., Partner, Athene Law LLP

Eric D. Chan, Esq., is a technology enthusiast and trial lawyer who represents clients in complex litigation and arbitration on behalf of providers. He has deep experience representing health care providers in managed care disputes, having recovered tens of millions of dollars in underpayments and non-payments on behalf of providers. He also defends providers in high-stakes disagreements with their health information technology vendors.

Lance Martin, Legal Counsel, California Medical Association


Date: January 19, 2022
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM   

*CMA member's staff: To receive a promo code for free registration, email Becky Paplanus events@cmadocs.org with your physician's California medical license number. 

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
CMA and Component Medical Society Staff $0.00
CMA Member $0.00
CMA Member's Staff (free with promo code) $99.00
Non-Member $99.00

Available Functions


Speaker Organization Sessions


Location Information


Sacramento, CA

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