Governor Inslee Releases Comprehensive Behavioral Health Plan

Yesterday, Gov. Jay Inslee released a behavioral health plan for the state.... Read More >>

Overtime Pay Rulemaking: Comment Deadline Extended to Dec 31, 2018

The Washington Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) has extended the deadline for commenting on the revised draft rule regarding overtime exemption rules to December 31, 2018. ... Read More >>

CMS Updates FAQs Regarding January 1, 2019 Transparency Requirement

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released an updated version of their Frequently Asked Questions document concerning the requirement that hospitals provide standard charges in machine readable format via the internet effective January 1. ... Read More >>

WSHA Publishes Its December 2018 State Regulatory Issues Update

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its December 2018 State Regulatory Update, which can be found on its State Regulatory Issues webpage. ... Read More >>

WSHA Provides Hospital Specific Analyses of Recently Finalized Medicare Changes

WSHA recently sent a summary and hospital-specific analyses of the Final Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule to the Chief Financial Officer or designated finance person at each member hospital. ... Read More >>

Recent member news: 12/14/2018

Recent member news from the December 14, 2018, Weekly Report. ... Read More >>

WSHA welcomes Darcy Jaffe as Senior Vice President for Safety and Quality

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) welcomes its new senior vice president for safety and quality, Darcy Jaffe. Jaffe is an expert in behavioral health and a leader in identifying and advocating for issues at the intersection of public policy and health care quality. She will bring her wealth of knowledge to leading WSHA’s safety and quality department.... Read More >>

Gov. Inslee releases his comprehensive behavioral health plan

Today, Gov. Jay Inslee released a behavioral health plan for the state. This is a preview of his investments in behavioral health that will be in his proposed 2019-2021 budget, which will be released later in the week. WSHA has been very active in advocating for increased funding for behavioral health and developed a comprehensive 10-Point Behavioral Health Plan to highlight areas of need. We are pleased the governor proposes to fund all major budget items in WSHA’s 10-point plan.... Read More >>

WSHA responds to Gov. Inslee’s behavioral health plan

Gov. Jay Inslee has released his behavioral health plan as part of his proposed budget for the 2019-2021 biennium. WSHA released a statement on the behavioral health plan.... Read More >>

Join WSHA in recognizing importance of National Handwashing Awareness Week

This week, I invite you to join me in recognizing one of the most effective, yet often overlooked, methods of preventing the spread of germs – handwashing. National Handwashing Awareness Week (Dec. 2 – 8) is a good time to revisit handwashing and how it can impact Washington patients and staff.... Read More >>

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