Potential government shutdown

In the event of a federal government shutdown, individuals enrolled in Apple Health (Medicaid), Public Employees Benefits Board, and School Employees Benefits Board coverage—and those accessing behavioral health services—will not experience a disruption in care. In addition, health care providers will continue to be paid for the services they provide.

If a shutdown occurs, we will share more information at that time.

Enroll as a billing agent/clearinghouse

A billing agent/clearinghouse (BA/CH) must be enrolled with Apple Health (Medicaid) to make sure electronic data from HIPAA transactions is tracked.

Compile your application materials then proceed to ProviderOne.

What forms are required to enroll as a BA/CH?

Complete the Trading Partner Agreement and fax to Health Care Authority.

How long is the application?

The online application has seven steps.

How do I get help with the online application?

There are multiple ways to obtain assistance with enrolling a BA/CH:

Where can I learn more about electronic data interchange (EDI)?

Visit HIPAA Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or email your question to hipaa-help@hca.wa.gov.


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