BHA General FAQ

If you received services from an agency that is not contracted with your Behavioral Health Organization, you may be responsible for costs. If your coupon was not active, you may have to pay. If you had a coupon and receive a bill for an agencies services in error, contact the agency billing office. If you need further help, contact your Behavioral Health Organization.

The laws of the state of Washington require that patients who are voluntary or committed are responsible for their hospitalization costs, per RCW 43.20B.330. The Office of Financial Recovery (OFR) will bill Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. However, Medicaid will only pay for eligible patients who are under age 20 or 65 years of age and over. If it appears the patient may have an ability to pay for their cost of care, OFR will send the patient, family or representative a "Financial Questionnaire" to complete. Upon receipt, OFR will determine financial liability, based on WAC 388-855-0065, as hospitalization costs may be adjusted. An official notification stating the daily or monthly financial liability will be sent to all responsible parties. For more information, contact Patty Hendrix at (509) 565-4441.