Fair Medical Services Cost Disclosure for Patients

Fair Medical Services Cost Disclosure for Patients

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kimberly pham started this petition to Washington State Legislature - Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee

Too many patients receive medical care without knowing the actual cost only to be shocked when they receive the bill weeks or months later.  This leads people to financial crisis or potentially going bankrupt.  

The purpose of this petition is to ensure everyone receives a fair estimate and disclosure for their medical treatments and doctor’s consultations. If our petition is successful, it will make certain all patients have clear informed consent for all procedures.  If we speak up for all patients’ rights, the Washington State Legislature can enact laws to guarantee medical providers inform and disclose the full cost of the services they furnish. 

The signatories of this petition want the right to a written proposal for all medical procedures, analyses and tests that total over $500. Each quote should include the potential costs for covered and uncovered procedures, the specific treatments needed, and the total estimated cost, including the cost of supplies.

The estimate shall be presented to the patient prior to any services rendered so they can make an informed decision as to whether the medical aid is appropriate and affordable.  

These conditions shall not be in affect during an emergency when the patient’s life is at immediate risk. 

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