Washington: Department seeks to clarify missed appointments
The Department of Labor and Industries proposed a rule to clarify under what circumstances a provider can charge an injured worker for "no show" or "missed appointments" related to the industrial injury on an approved claim.
The rule states that the department will not pay for a missed appointment unless the appointment is for an examination arranged by the department or self-insurer. Other than missed appointments for examinations arranged by the department or self-insurer, a provider may bill an injured worker for a missed appointment if the provider has a missed appointment policy that applies to all patients and the provider notifies all patients of the policy. The department intends to adopt the rule on Feb. 21.
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January 5, 2012
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