Congratulations Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis for winning the Joe Hopkins Memorial Award!

WSHA would like to congratulate Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis for being the recipient of the 2017 Joe Hopkins Memorial Award! The award, given at last week’s Annual Meeting, recognizes his leadership in his community and his strong advocacy for a better health care system for all Washington State residents.... Read More >>

Congratulations Community Health Leadership Award winners!

WSHA would like to congratulate all the winners of the 2017 Community Health Leadership Award! The award is given annually to health care organizations that are serving their communities’ broader health needs in innovative and lasting ways. The recipients aren’t just serving their patients, but they are making their entire communities healthier.... Read More >>

Resources available to promote open enrollment

The 2017 open enrollment period to apply for health insurance coverage for 2018 will be from November 1 to December 15. This year’s open enrollment period is shorter than it has been in the past, and the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Washington Health Benefit Exchange have resources to help you inform your communities of this year’s changes and the importance of enrolling in a health insurance plan, as well as logistical details and tips for renewing coverage.... Read More >>

WSHA Annual Member Meeting and Governance Education Day 2017 resources

Conference resources from the WSHA 2017 Annual Member Meeting and Governance Education Day.... Read More >>

Pre-registration for the WSHA Annual Member Meeting, Governance Education Day closes Friday

Pre-registration for the WSHA Annual Member Meeting and Governance Education Day will close on Friday, October 6. After this date, walkup registrations will be accepted onsite at the event October 12 and 13.... Read More >>

Medicaid enrollment opens Nov. 1 — get ready!

Open enrollment for Medicaid and private plans starts November 1. The federal budget for promoting enrollment was dramatically cut this year, so it’s going to be up to states and providers to ensure that residents get signed up for health coverage.... Read More >>

Improving Value in Health Care: The 2017 Choosing Wisely Summit Oct. 27

Join health care leaders, stakeholders and national Choosing Wisely representatives in Seattle on Friday, October 27 for a day-long in-depth look at how the Choosing Wisely initiative in Washington State is moving from education to implementation.... Read More >>

What you need to know: Medicare’s proposed appropriate use criteria (AUC) program

Join us at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18 for a webcast aimed at helping you understand Medicare's Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) program. The program objective is to assist medical professionals in making the most appropriate treatment decision for each individual's clinical condition.... Read More >>

Webinar explores changes in reporting of uncompensated care costs

Please join us at noon on Wednesday, October 11 for an educational webinar on the recent CMS updates on reporting of uncompensated care costs and the revised deadline to submit. This is a significant and time-sensitive topic, as these costs — reported on worksheet S-10 of the Medicare cost report — are currently used to determine each disproportionate share hospital’s payment from the $6.8 billion uncompensated care pool.... Read More >>

Pre-registration closes Oct. 6 for Annual Meeting and Governance Education Day

We look forward to seeing you in two weeks at the Seattle Marriot Waterfront for the WSHA Annual Member Meeting and Governance Education Day! If you haven’t registered yet, pre-registration is open through next Friday, October 6 at 5 pm. After this date and time, walkup registrations will be accepted onsite at the event.... Read More >>

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