The Balance Billing Protection Act directs the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) to develop a list of approved arbitrators or entities that provide arbitration for balance billing disputes.
Below is the current list of approved arbitrators and organizations available to preside over a balance billing dispute.
How balance billing arbitration works
Parties to arbitration select an arbitrator or entity from the list. If the parties cannot agree, the OIC will narrow the list to five options. If the parties still cannot reach agreement, the OIC will choose the arbitrator from the narrowed list.
Once selected, the arbitrator presides over baseball style arbitration between health care providers, facilities, and carriers. Arbitrators determine their own compensation rates, and the parties to arbitration split the cost regardless of who prevails, unless a party defaults.
Approved individual arbitrators
Healthcare/ medical-related experience
20 years’ experience training arbitrators; 35 years’ experience as an arbitrator in civil disputes
Attorney since 2011; experience in collective bargaining contract negotiations/adjudication/ADR, federal and Washington state workers' compensation Labor & Industries claims and appeals
39 yrs’ experience as an insurance defense attorney with 15-20 plaintiff personal injury cases
Attorney since 2002; 5 years’ full-time dispute resolution professional, mediating and arbitrating disputes in both litigated and non pre-litigation settings
Commercial arbitration panel member for the American Arbitration Association; represents providers/facilities; licensed in Oregon and Washington
Texas attorney since 1993; over 10 years of arbitration experience including over 60 medical arbitrations
|Dill, Jr., Terrance D.||Yes|
Texas attorney since 1992; has served as arbitrator in health care related matters 116 times.
Former state court trial judge (12 years), Texas attorney since 1995 and also licensed to practice in New York; has served in capacity as ALJ/arbitrator/judge/etc. in healthcare related matter 10 times.
Texas Judge; Texas attorney since 1972; has served & currently serves as arbitrator in billing disputes among insurers & providers for ten years.
Texas attorney since 1992; has served in capacity of arbitrator/ALJ/etc. in healthcare related matter 90 times.
Dr. Gary Clayton
15 years’ mediation experience in conflicts involving healthcare disputes as an Alternative Dispute Resolution professional; has served as an arbitrator in healthcare related matters over 200 times.
Texas attorney since 1994. Has served as arbitrator in healthcare related matters 75 times.
|St. Julien, Angela|
Yes Mediate, LLC
S. Mayer Law
Texas attorney since 1993. From 2014 to 2020, mediated or arbitrated over $1 billion in disputes. Has served on Texas Department of Insurance arbitrator panel since early 2020 and has conducted over 150 medical billing disputes.
1647 Oak Ridge Drive
Credentialed Texas Mediator since 2016
Approved entities that provide arbitration
|American Arbitration Association|
American Health Law Association
1620 I Street NW
Pacific ADR, LLC
3750 Monroe Avenue