HCA Releases RFP for Medicaid Managed Care Dental: Informational Provider Webinar May 11

Substitute Senate Bill 5883 requires the Health Care Authority (HCA) to contract with licensed dental health plans or managed health care plans to provide managed care dental services by January 1, 2019.... Read More >>

CMS Releases FFY 2019 proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System Rule

On April 24, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019 payment rule for Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) hospitals... Read More >>

Slides Available From 2015 DSH Audit Webcast

Presentation slides are available from the SFY 2015 Disproportional Share Hospital (DSH) audit training webcast provided by Myers and Stauffer on April 24, 2018.... Read More >>

HCA Updates Billing Instructions for Hospital and Physician-Related Services

The Health Care Authority recently posted updated versions of its Medicaid billing guides for hospital and physician related services. ... Read More >>

WSHA/AHA Recommend Hospitals Actively Appeal 340B Cuts Claims

WSHA and the AHA strongly recommend hospitals impacted by the 340B cuts take steps to preserve their right to the prior payment level by appealing claims.... Read More >>

HCA Begins EHR Medicaid Incentive Payment Recoupment Process

The Health Care Authority (HCA) is beginning the process of recouping overpayments and correcting underpayments of electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments to hospitals.... Read More >>

2015 DSH Audit Webcast Scheduled for April 24 1-3:30 p.m.

To prepare for the SFY 2015 Disproportional Share Hospital (DSH) audit... Read More >>

CMS Begins Transition to New Medicare Patient Identification Numbers

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires the... Read More >>

House, Senate Release State Operating Budgets

The House and Senate released their respective budgets last week. Both budgets include significant funding for K-12 education, as well as some funding for behavioral health. ... Read More >>

Inpatient Medicaid Psychiatric Payment Rate Increases for New Units and Certain Hospitals

The Health Care Authority recently notified many hospitals of payment rate increases for inpatient psychiatric services authorized by the legislature in the 2017 legislative session budget.... Read More >>

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