WSHA Asks Congressional Delegation to Halt 340B cuts

WSHA has asked members of Washington State’s Congressional delegation to support a bipartisan bill, H. R.  4392, to stop the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) rule to reduce payments for outpatient drugs provided by certain 340B eligible hospitals by nearly 30%.... Read More >>

OIC to Withdraw “Goldcarding” Rulemaking

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) notified WSHA that it will withdraw its rulemaking regarding alternative authorization processes, sometimes known as “goldcarding.”... Read More >>

APCD Delays Hospital Review and Verification Process

The state’s All Payer Claims Database (APCD) has delayed the timeline for hospitals to undertake their review and verification of data that will be posted on the site’s website for the public.... Read More >>

WSHA Provides Hospital Impact Analyses of Outpatient Rule

In the next few days, WSHA is sending hospital-specific analyses of the final Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) rule to the chief financial officer or other designated recipient at each of our member Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals. ... Read More >>

Department of Revenue to Update Property Tax Rules

The Washington State Department of Revenue recently filed a preliminary notice of their intent to update certain rules and definitions relating to property tax exemptions for various types of organizations, including hospitals. ... Read More >>

GOP tax reform proposal includes provisions damaging to Washington’s non-profit and public hospitals

On November 2, House Republican leaders unveiled a sweeping tax plan that would affect non-profit hospitals/health systems and public hospitals districts and the patients they serve. ... Read More >>

CMS final rules: Highlights for hospitals and Rural Health Clinics

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently finalized two sets of rules which will have significant impacts to hospitals. ... Read More >>

Save the Date: WSHA webcast on new Medicaid readmissions policy on November 28 at noon

Since August, WSHA has actively engaged with the state Health Care Authority (HCA) on a new policy that will replace the existing payment penalty for hospital with higher than average readmissions.... Read More >>

Deadline for Medicaid DSH application information November 15

The state Health Care Authority extended its deadline for disproportionate share hospital (DSH) application information to November 15. ... Read More >>

340B hospital recertification period open until December 6. Have you begun the process?

Due to technical issues, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) 340B annual hospital recertification period for 2017 is changed to November 3 through December 6. ... Read More >>

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