WSHA Confirms Government Shutdown Will not affect Medicare and Medicaid Payments

WSHA contacted and received confirmation from Noridian Healthcare Solutions that the partial federal shutdown should cause no disruptions to Medicare payments. ... Read More >>

WSHA Raises Concerns on Second Pre-Proposal Rule Changes to Exempt Employees

WSHA recently commented with concerns about the second pre-draft rules by the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) that would expand the class of workers who qualify for overtime pay. ... Read More >>

WSHA Releases its January 2019 State Regulatory Issues Update

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its January 2019 state regulatory update to its State Regulatory Issues webpage.... Read More >>

Court Rules Medicare Cut to 340B Drug Payment Unlawful

On Dec. 27, a federal judge ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’s) nearly 30-percent cut to Medicare payment rates for many hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program was unlawful.... Read More >>

CMS Requires some Hospital Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories to Collect and Report Private Payor Rates

Section 216 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), requires certain clinical laboratories to collect and provide the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) information regarding commercial payor rates for purposes of calculating the Medicare Clinical Lab Fee Schedule.... Read More >>

Governor Inslee Releases Comprehensive Behavioral Health Plan

Yesterday, Gov. Jay Inslee released a behavioral health plan for the state.... Read More >>

Overtime Pay Rulemaking: Comment Deadline Extended to Dec 31, 2018

The Washington Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) has extended the deadline for commenting on the revised draft rule regarding overtime exemption rules to December 31, 2018. ... Read More >>

CMS Updates FAQs Regarding January 1, 2019 Transparency Requirement

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released an updated version of their Frequently Asked Questions document concerning the requirement that hospitals provide standard charges in machine readable format via the internet effective January 1. ... Read More >>

WSHA Publishes Its December 2018 State Regulatory Issues Update

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its December 2018 State Regulatory Update, which can be found on its State Regulatory Issues webpage. ... Read More >>

WSHA Provides Hospital Specific Analyses of Recently Finalized Medicare Changes

WSHA recently sent a summary and hospital-specific analyses of the Final Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule to the Chief Financial Officer or designated finance person at each member hospital. ... Read More >>

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