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 >>

HCA Releases Information on Initial Demonstration Dollar Amounts

The purpose of this bulletin is to make you aware of recent developments on the Medicaid demonstration waiver. Recently, the Health Care Authority’s technical advisory consultant, Manatt, released information on the magnitude of dollars available through this work. ... Read More >>

Medicaid demonstration underway; ACHs forming project committees that need provider input

Over the next five years, the state Health Care Authority will be distributing up to $1.1 billion through the Heathier Washington demonstration. By the end of this year, the Authority has initially indicated it will distribute up to $240 million statewide to jump start this work. Most of the dollars will flow to providers that participate in approved projects through their ACH. The ACHs are forming committees and groups now that will make key decisions on the local projects that will drive this funding.... Read More >>

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