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Is it Better it Lease or to Buy Capital Equipment? WSHA Industry Partner Offers Webinar

Hospitals and other organizations are seeking ways to obtain needed capital equipment while retaining flexibility to adapt to changes in health care payment.... Read More >>

HCA Seeks Participants in Rural Health Clinic Alternative Payment Model

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is seeking rural health clinics interested in piloting a new alternative payment model (APM). The pilot will also include interested federally qualified health centers. Facilities interested in piloting the new model must sign a letter of intent by December 31, and work with HCA to finalize a memorandum of understanding in the following months. ... Read More >>

Insurance Commissioner, Legislators Again Convene Stakeholders Regarding Out of Network Billing Legislation

On November 15, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) convened a second large stakeholder meeting regarding the intent of the Commissioner and legislators to introduce balance billing (“Surprise Billing”) legislation this session. Attendees included Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, State Representative Eileen Cody, State Representative Michelle Caldier, representatives of health plans and representatives of WSHA, WSMA and physician groups. The main purpose of the meeting was to seek consensus on a methodology to determine default payment rate that plans would pay in absence of a contract. The discussion also sought stakeholder consensus for details of a dispute/arbitration process to appeal the fallback rate. Both a default rate and arbitration mechanism are expected to be components of the legislation. ... Read More >>

WSHA Provides Guidance on Hospital Signage and Communication Requirements in Washington State

State and federal laws require hospitals to provide an array of notice and signage to patients, workforce members and the public. The Washington State Office of the Attorney General has in recent months stepped up its investigation of hospital compliance with these types of requirements. Hospitals could be subject to significant penalties if found to be out of compliance.... Read More >>

2016 WHPAC Campaign Update

The 2016 WHPAC campaign continues! We are getting closer to our $220,000 goal, but still have more to raise. Please help us reach our goal.... Read More >>

Industry Partner webcast: To lease or to buy capital equipment?

Hospitals and other organizations are seeking ways to obtain needed capital equipment while retaining flexibility to adapt to changes in health care payment. Washington Hospital Services’ Industry Partner Meridian Leasing Corporation will host a free webinar from 12-1 p.m.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 12/1/2016

Recent member news from the December 1, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Office for Civil Rights: Phishing email targeting HIPAA covered entities

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) this week alerted the public to a phishing email targeting employees of entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and their business associates.... Read More >>

WSHA provides guidance on hospital signage and communication requirements in Washington State

State and federal laws require hospitals to provide an array of notice and signage to patients, workforce members and the public. The Washington State Office of the Attorney General has in recent months stepped up its enforcement of these types of requirements. Hospitals could be subject to significant penalties if found to be out of compliance.... Read More >>

AHA letter to President-elect Trump

Yesterday, the American Hospital Association submitted a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, congratulating him on his election and expressing its hopes.... Read More >>

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