OIC Webinar on BBPA Arbitration Process June 9, 3:30-4:30 pm

June 3, 2020

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner is hosting a webinar for hospitals and providers to explain how the OIC intends to implement the dispute resolution/arbitration process included in the Balance Billing Protection Act (BBPA).  WSHA, along with the Washington State Medical Association and other provider groups, advocated during the legislative process for a robust arbitration process.

The arbitration process is available when a state-regulated insurer and provider disagree on a commercially reasonable payment rate for applicable out-of-network services under the BBPA.  The BBPA passed during the 2019 legislative session and effective January 1, 2020, prohibits hospitals and providers from balance billing patients for out-of-network emergency services and out-of-network services provided at an in-network facility. State-regulated insurers subject to the BBPA are required to pay a commercially reasonable rate for applicable out-of-network services.

Webinar Information:

  • When: Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020, 3:30 – 4:30 pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Topic: BBPA Arbitration (For Providers)
  • Webinar ID: 924 7960 1105
  • Link to join the webinar:  https://wa-oic.zoom.us/j/92479601105
  • Phone Number:   US: +1 301 715 8592 or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)   

More information regarding the BBPA can be found in WSHA’s Bulletin and on the OIC Website. (Andrew Busz, andrewb@wsha.org)


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