The future of WSHA

This is an amazing organization with a rich history and a bright future. Being here these last days has inspired me even more about what we can accomplish together. The challenges facing the health care system in a quickly transforming world are substantial – but so are the opportunities. It is an exciting time for the Washington State Hospital Association to be leading and shaping the future of health care, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.... Read More >>

DOH to offer funding opportunity for reporting antimicrobial use

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist Washington hospitals in reporting antimicrobial use through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Antimicrobial Use and Resistance module.... Read More >>

Annual Meeting resources online

Resources from our 84th Annual Meeting are now online, including the event agenda, our attendee list, information about our awards and our award recipients, PowerPoint presentations from our speakers and photos from the event.... Read More >>

Staffing resources for WSHA members this flu season

Did you know an average of 200,000 people per year are hospitalized due to flu-related complications? This can affect your staff, and as a WSHA member, you have a free resource in the Washington Hospital Registry to help you meet staffing needs this flu season.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 10/20/2016

Recent member news from the October 20, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

WSHA endorses I-1491

Last week, the Washington State Hospital Association Public Policy Committee and Board of Trustees voted to endorse Initiative 1491. Known as the extreme risk protection order initiative, I-1491 would allow family members and law enforcement officers to ask a judge to keep firearms out of the hands of someone deemed a danger to themselves or others.... Read More >>

“The Center Must Hold”: WSHA’s incoming CEO on what it means to be a state health care association

Cassie Sauer, who will take over as President and CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association in January of 2017, was introduced to the membership at the October 13-14 Annual Meeting. She was welcomed to the stage by the board of trustees new chair, Elaine Couture.   Thank you, Elaine. I am so honored to... Read More >>

Reminder: DSH Application Information Due October 31

Hospitals that submitted preliminary Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) applications for state fiscal year 2017 have until October 31 to provide the Health Care Authority with any remaining missing application information for their application to remain active.... Read More >>

WSHA comments on OIC Prior Authorization Rules Stakeholder Draft

On September 23, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) released a third iteration of stakeholder draft rules concerning prior authorizations. We are pleased that the OIC has undertaken a rule making process on prior authorization and is trying to provide more transparency around some of the requirements.... Read More >>

WSHA, Hospitals Respond to OIC Balance Billing Law Proposal

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) recently circulated a stakeholder draft bill related to out-of-network billing, sometimes referred to as “surprise bills." The bill is meant to address the situation where a patient receives services at a hospital or other facility that is part of their health plan’s network, but receive care from providers who are not contracted with the plan.... Read More >>

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