Balance Billing Protection Act implementation resources available

January 24, 2020

The Washington State Balance Billing Protection Act, now contained in RCW 48.49, is in effect, as of Jan. 1, 2020. The new law includes balance billing prohibitions for certain services, a dispute resolution process for payments for out-of-network services, and various communication and transparency requirements, including the need to post information for consumers on hospital and provider websites. WSHA worked hard during the legislative and rulemaking process to ensure a fair dispute resolution process for facilities and providers and minimize administrative burden. We have also compiled a list of links and resources to assist with implementation:

Additional information is available on the WSHA website.


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