Congress Adjourns for August Recess; Talking Points for Meetings

To: CEOs/Administrators and Government Affairs Staff Now is a great time to set up meetings with members of Congress or their staffs to discuss issues impacting health care, as they have returned to the state for August recess. We know several of you already have meetings coming up. For those of you who haven’t scheduled a... Read More >>

Action Needed: H.R. 2 – Please Contact Your Federal Congressional Delegation

To: CEOs and Government Affairs Representatives From:  Cassie Sauer, Senior Vice President; Chelene Whiteaker, Policy Director; John Flink, OAHHS-WSHA Federal Lobbyist Action Needed:  Based on an impending vote early next week by the U.S. Senate to repeal and replace the flawed Medicare methodology for reimbursing physicians (SGR fix), we are writing to request that you... Read More >>

Action Needed on SGR Fix

To: CEOs, WSHA Board Members, and Government Affairs Representatives (The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems sent a similar message to their members.)   From:  Cassie Sauer, Senior Vice President, WSHA; Chelene Whiteaker, Director, WSHA; John Flink, OAHHS-WSHA Federal Lobbyist; Robin Moody, Senior Director, OAHHS; Andi Easton, Associate Vice President, OAHHS   ACTION NEEDED:... Read More >>

Action Needed: ‘Site Neutral’ Payments Would Hurt Hospitals with High Medicare Populations

To: CEOs, CFOs, and Government Relations Staff of Impacted Hospitals By April 1, Congress must act to prevent the Medicare physician payment cut from going into effect.  During these budget negotiations, payments for hospital care are again at risk as a potential offset to pay for legislation to avoid the scheduled cut to physicians. One of... Read More >>

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