A reminder to all licensed hospitals operating “provider-based clinics,” “off campus,”: the Washington State legislature during its 2012 session enacted HB 2582 requiring provider-based clinics to comply with certain new and additional requirements.  This bill goes into effect January 1, 2013.  This bill was intended to ensure that patients were informed about the cost of receiving services in a provider-based setting.  Among other things, the bill contains new signage requirements, patient notification requirements (including on the provider’s website) and reporting requirements.  Note, not all Medicare provider-based departments meet the definition of a “provider-based clinic” under this law.  A copy of the bill can be located here.

Please contact Don Black or Lee Kuo if you have additional questions.