CMS Outpatient Proposed Rule Includes Cuts to Grandfathered Off-Campus Clinics

The Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule released last week by CMS includes provisions that would dramatically reduce Medicare payments for most off-campus hospital clinic services.... Read More >>

WSHA Provides Hospitals with Hospital Safety Net Assessment Program Summaries

WSHA recently sent to CEOs, CFOs, and Government Affairs staff of member hospitals summaries of assessments and payments under the Hospital Safety Net Assessment program for state fiscal year 2018, and projections of assessments and estimated payments for state fiscal year 2019.... Read More >>

WSMA Provides Referral Resources for Foundational Community Supports Program

New resources are available to help vulnerable patients obtain and maintain stable housing and employment. ... Read More >>

Health Care Authority Updates Substance Abuse Disorder Billing Guide

The Health Care Authority recently updated its Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) Billing Guide to conform with federal requirements. ... Read More >>

2019 DSH Application Deadline August 1

The state Health Care Authority has begun the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) application process for hospitals other than those participating in the certified public expenditures (CPE) program.... Read More >>

WSHA Provides Webinar on Charity Care Law Changes

Last month, WSHA staff provided a webinar to inform hospital staff about upcoming changes to the charity care law that go into effect October 1, 2018.... Read More >>

Washington State Launches All-Payer Claims Database Public Website

Washington State launched Washington Health Care Compare, the state all-payer claims database (APCD) on June 29, 2018.... Read More >>

AHA, WSHA Provide Additional Guidance on 340B Appeals

In response to recent developments, The American Hospital Association and WSHA are providing updated guidance to hospitals that are appealing the reductions to payments for 340B drugs under the 2018 Medicare outpatient rule.... Read More >>

HCA Seeks Provider Responses to Annual Value-based Payment Survey

The Health Care Authority (HCA) is seeking provider participation in its annual value-based payment survey, which is open until August 31.... Read More >>

WSHA Webinar on Charity Care Law Changes June 22 and June 29

WSHA staff is providing a webinar to inform hospital staff about upcoming changes to the charity care law.... Read More >>

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