Regulatory Issues

State and federal regulations have a big impact on hospitals and their patients. WSHA works closely with regulatory agencies and other groups to advocate for a reasonable regulatory environment.  Currently, the top five regulatory issues WSHA is working on are:

  1. Urge CMS to be more reasonable in implementing Medicare provider-based site neutral policies for new offsite clinics – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (Andrew Busz)
  2. Support updating pharmacy regulations to allow hospitals and clinics to provide high-quality pharmacy services in innovative and cost efficient ways – Department of Health. (Ian Corbridge)
  3. Participate in revisions to certificate of need rules for elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) – Department of Health. (Zosia Stanley)
  4. Support draft of guidance that maintains intermittent rest breaks for non-agricultural workers – Labor & Industries. (Chelene Whiteaker)
  5. Support greater transparency and predictability for the prior authorization process – Office of the Insurance Commissioner. (Andrew Busz)


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