HB 1160 – Washington

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2021
Link: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1160&Year=2021&Initiative=false

The bill would prohibit affiliate contracting, all-or-nothing contracting, anti-tiering, and gag clauses. Beginning January 1, 2022, a contract between a hospital or affiliate hospital and a health carrier may not, directly or indirectly:
• set provider compensation agreements or other terms for nonparticipating affiliates of the hospital;
• require a health carrier to contract with the hospital’s affiliates;
require health insurers to place a hospital or affiliate in an enrollee cost-sharing tier that
reflects the lowest or lower enrollee cost-sharing amounts; or

require health carriers to keep the contracts payment rates confidential from any existing
or potential payor that is or may become financially responsible for the payments, though
the these communications may be subject to a reasonable nondisclosure agreement.

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