NEW MEDICAID POLICY FOR READMISSIONS: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018

The purpose of this bulletin is to communicate a new payment policy by the state Health Care Authority (HCA) impacting Medicaid readmissions within 14 days after discharge.... Read More >>

The State’s Medicaid Requirements for a Clinical Data Repository

To provide information on Medicaid hospital and provider requirements to participate in the state’s clinical data repository. ... Read More >>

State’s All Payer Claims Database

To provide a status report on the Washington all payer claims database, to encourage you to review the claims data for your hospital, and to have a member of your staff participate in a WSHA webinar on September 26th.... Read More >>

Potential ACH Strategies for Providers Addressing the Opioid Crisis

The purpose of this bulletin is to offer a set of strategies that can help hospitals, health systems, and independent/group practices and Accountable Communities of Health (ACH) address the opioid crisis.... Read More >>

$15 per bed increase in hospital licensing fees to cover fire safety inspections

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information about a proposed increase in licensing fees for hospitals.... Read More >>

Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care: Phases of Integration

The purpose of this bulletin is to help providers and Accountable Communities of Health (ACH) consider critical elements needed for behavioral health integration... Read More >>

Updated Form Required for Single Bed Certifications

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform hospitals to use the updated Single Bed Certification (SBC) form for mental health patients who are involuntarily detained under RCW 71.05. ... Read More >>

Financial Reporting Requirements for Medicaid Quality Incentive Program

The purpose of this bulletin is to make hospitals aware of financial reporting requirements now tied to the Medicaid Quality Incentive Program (MQIP).... Read More >>

2017 Legislative Changes to Nurse Staffing Committee Requirements

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform you about 2017 legislative changes to nurse staffing committee requirements and provide resources to help ensure compliance and success under the new law.... Read More >>

Medicaid Financial Integration: Mid Adopter Considerations

The purpose of this bulletin is to help you understand the implications of regions and counties pursuing mid adopter financial integration of Medicaid benefits for behavioral health.... Read More >>

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