Post-session bill updates

The 2018 legislative session is officially a wrap. Below you will find a final roundup of bills from session we opposed and that died and ones we supported and that passed.... Read More >>

Washington All-Payer Claims Database use agreements sent out

The All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) recently sent out an email to hospitals regarding the review and reconsideration process for APCD data. The review and reconciliation process is scheduled to start on March 30, following delay due to security and credentialing measures.... Read More >>

2018 State Legislative Session: Results & Next Steps

The WSHA Government Affairs and Policy Development staff gave an overview of the 2018 legislative session... Read More >>

PeaceHealth United General offers resources for fighting cancer

This month, PeaceHealth United General Medical Center in Sedro-Woolley will begin offering a variety of complimentary classes to patients and caregivers to address the emotional and physical stress of cancer. It will be a safe area to share challenges and feelings. ... Read More >>

WSHA in the news: Charity care with Jesse Jones

On March 8, WSHA CEO Cassie Sauer was featured in Jesse Jones’ segment on KIRO 7 News on how to get financial assistance to help with medical debt. ... Read More >>

Honoring Choices PNW celebrates, looks forward at ‘Share the Experience’

Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest celebrated its foundational progress and looked toward the future at its Share the Experience event March 2. The annual event is a forum for health care and community initiative partners to convene and have an open dialogue about implementing advance care planning programs throughout the region. ... Read More >>

Save the date for webinar on paid sick, family leave

WSHA will host a webinar from 10:30 a.m. to noon on March 27 on new employment laws related to paid sick leave (I-1433) and paid family and medical leave (SB 5975). ... Read More >>

Membership changes: 3/15/18

Congratulations to the following individuals for taking on new roles with WSHA member hospitals and health systems!... Read More >>

Recent member news: 3/15/18

Recent member news from the March 15, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Final 2018 compromise supplemental budget released

Lawmakers have released their compromise 2018 state supplemental budget. The budget is positive for hospitals, with increased funding for behavioral health and no proposed reimbursement cuts. WSHA has analyzed the budget. ... Read More >>

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