We pay for sexual assault examinations. Victims have a right under law to receive this examination without cost.
Providers must bill us, and not the victim. There are specific guidelines that providers must follow.
Here are our Sexual Assault Nurse Exam (SANE) (F800-100-000) billing guidelines. The guidelines include instructions to bill online, specific codes, and forms.
You must bill us, and not the patient.
In order to receive an examination, patients are not required to:
- Pay for the examination
- Use their own insurance
- Report to police
- File a crime victim’s application.
If the patient needs additional medical or mental health treatment as the result of sexual assault, please assist them with filing a crime victim’s compensation claim.
If you have been a victim of sexual assault in the state of Washington you have a right to a free exam. We pay the medical provider.
You also have the right to have an advocate present during your exam.
Under law, to receive the exam you do not need to:
- Cooperate with law enforcement or participate in the criminal justice system.
- File a police report.
You should not receive any bill for this examination. If you receive a bill contact us.
If you need additional medical or mental health treatment as the result of sexual assault, we encourage you to file a crime victim’s compensation claim.