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Concerning balance billing (Rivers, Keiser)

Establishes the cost transparency and balance billing protection act. Requires a governing body of a hospital to require that providers who are granted professional privileges must be an employee, part of its medical staff, or have a contract with the hospital to perform services in the hospital. Requires a hospital to provide notice on its web site that lists the names and hyperlinks for direct access to the web sites for each health carrier for which the facility contracts.

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5579&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)