Mar 28, 2008

SEA 159 - Third Party Access to Terms of Health Care Contracts

Third party access to terms of health care contracts. Specifies terms under which a third party may obtain access to a contractor's rights and responsibilities related to a provider's delivery of health care services.

Seems like a harmless piece of housekeeping. If you're receiving your health benefits through an employer program, the legislation simply grants access to that employer or an agreed upon subsidiary to administer the plan and obtain necessary contract information. Probably saves some paperwork hassles for all involved. Something goes awry? The legislation allows for arbitration to be written into a health care contract.

Senate passes 43-0; House passes 92-0.

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