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Membership update: 8/17/210

Membership updates from the August 17, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 8/17/2017

Recent member news from the August 17, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Register today for LEAD Academy Seattle

The next cohort of LEAD Academy starts in less than a month and space is filling up! The next Seattle session will begin September 12 and will meet one day per month through November at the WSHA offices. Registration is now open and is limited to 30 participants.... Read More >>

Merritt Hawkins recently featured in Forbes

A recent article in Forbes Magazine featured data from WHS Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins. The article delved into the most in-demand and highest-paying jobs for physicians. Merritt Hawkins reported the most searches for family physicians, psychiatrists, internists, OB/GYNs and hospitalists.... Read More >>

Webcast recording: Providing a safe and healthy workplace

Richard Best, director of health care compliance for Stericycle, recently presented a webinar for WSHA members that focused on regulations and requirements for occupational safety and health compliance. In case you missed it, you can watch it here.... Read More >>

WSHA provides draft of comments to OIC on gold carding

WSHA is providing its members a draft version of the comments it will be submitting to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner in response to the OIC’s notice of rulemaking related to alternative authorization processes, sometimes known as gold carding.... Read More >>

WSHA provides hospital analyses: Review needed on occupation mix data, WSHA needs impacts of proposed cuts to 340B drugs, off-campus hospital services

WSHA recently sent three hospital-specific reports to the chief financial officer at each of our member hospitals. The reports include:... Read More >>

WSHA seeks information from hospitals regarding health plan pre-payment audits

Based on conversations with member hospitals and other hospital associations, there is an increasing number of health plans that are subcontracting with outside firms to do pre-payment audits of hospital claims.... Read More >>

August recess: Opportunities for connections

The House and Senate recently adjourned for August recess. Both houses will reconvene on September 5. In anticipation of meetings with members of the congressional delegation, we have developed talking points and provided some background information on the aftermath of Senate not moving forward with the proposals on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). WSHA encourages hospital leaders to meet with their members of Congress during the break. Please let WSHA staff know if we can provide any assistance.... Read More >>

It’s a good time to get up to date on vaccines

Nobody likes getting shots, but staying up to date on your vaccines can literally be a life saver. August marks National Immunization Awareness Month, and a time to remember that vaccines play an important role in preventing serious, sometimes fatal diseases. Not only does it protect you personally, but it protects others who may not be able to receive vaccines, such as those with a weakened immune system or those at risk for serious complications if they are to contract one of these infectious diseases.... Read More >>

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