The WA Balance Billing Protection Act addresses out of network billing and went into effect Jan. 1, 2020. It applies to all state regulated health plans. Members should be aware of the process of arbitration (if the insurer and provider or facility cannot agree on the amount for the service). Recently the OIC hosted a webinar outlining how arbitration works and the timeline. Please , see the links below.
Balanced Billing – Guide to ArbitrationL@wton2022-03-22T19:52:09+00:00