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WSSA Webinar: Call to Action on Federal Surprise Billing Legislation
Monday, August 05, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST
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WSSA Members-Only Webinar:
Call to Action on Federal Surprise Billing Legislation

Hosted by Dr. Robert Hsiung and Dr. Jim Burkman

August 5, 2019 at 5:00 PM Pacific
Members Only: Free

Thank you for your interest. A recording of this webinar will be available to you within the coming days. Please stay tuned for an email with more information.


An ominous bill is coming at the Federal level regarding balanced billing. Co-sponsored by our own Senator Murray from Washington State, it allows insurance companies to pay “median in-network rates” if the patient is out of network. Doesn't sound bad right? If the insurance companies are for it, there must be a catch, and the catch is that they are expecting some aspect of this to pass in the next several months and are punishing the groups with very low rates during contract negotiations. If the groups do not accept these terms, they are then pushed out of network. We are expecting multiple major insurance groups doing the same which will drive the "median” price down. 

WSSA needs your support! Please join us for a free member access webinar to discuss what is going on at the state and ASA level regarding this surprise billing issue. Members, please RSVP below to confirm your attendance. The dial-in information will come on the confirmation page and email upon completion of your RSVP form.