Charity care rulemaking underway: WSHA holding member webcasts

WSHA will hold two webcasts to discuss the Department of Health’s charity care rulemaking.... Read More >>

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

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

CMS Finalizes Outpatient Hospital Rule Implementing Site Neutral Clinic Cuts

Last week, CMS finalized its outpatient hospital payment rule to apply site-neutral cuts to office visit services at grandfathered off-campus hospital-based clinic locations.... Read More >>

53 Hospitals Complete SFY 2019 DSH Applications

With WSHA’s help, 53 hospitals successfully completed applications making them eligible for consideration for federally matched Medicaid Disproportional Share Hospital (DSH) funding for state fiscal year 2019.... Read More >>

Department of Labor Considering Rulemaking on Overtime for Exempt Workers

WSHA recently published a bulletin describing the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries' (L&I) rulemaking process and pre-proposal draft that could expand the class of workers who qualify for overtime pay.... Read More >>

WSHA shares information about beginning of charity care rulemaking

WSHA sent an email to hospital CFOs and legal counsel with information about the Department of Health’s charity care rulemaking. ... Read More >>

WSHA Comments on Draft Out-of-Network Billing Legislation

WSHA recently provided comments to the State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) on its new draft legislation on billing and payment for out-of-network services.... Read More >>

At WSHA’s Urging DOH Removes Budget Submission Requirement

At WSHA’s request, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recently completed rulemaking to remove an obsolete requirement that hospitals submit estimated annual budgets to the department.... Read More >>

HCA Expands Integrated Managed Care to New Regions January 2019

January 1, 2019, the Health Care Authority (HCA) will expand integrated managed care (IMC) to five additional regions.... Read More >>

Payment Changes for Pediatric Services and Medication Assisted Treatment Effective October 1, 2018

The Health Care Authority recently published an updated Physician-Related Services Billing Guide which is available on the agency’s Provider billing guides page.... Read More >>

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