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Health Care Authority submits 2018 supplemental budget requests

The Health Care Authority’s 2018 supplemental budget decision packages are out. ... Read More >>

340B hospital recertification begins October 24. Are you prepared to be recertified?

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) 340B annual hospital recertification period for 2017 will occur October 24 through November 21, 2017.... Read More >>

WSHA urges OIC to make changes to rulemaking on alternative authorization processes

On October 3, WSHA staff testified at the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) stakeholder hearing on regulating alternative authorization processes, otherwise known as “goldcarding.” ... Read More >>

AHA TV ad aimed at protecting 340B program

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has created an ad aimed at protecting the 340B Drug Discount Program.... Read More >>

WSHA urges OIC to make changes to rulemaking on alternative authorization processes

WSHA staff testified at an October 3 Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) stakeholder hearing and submitted written comments to OIC’s stakeholder draft rules regulating alternative authorization processes, otherwise known as “goldcarding.”... Read More >>

AHA webinar: Improving care for hospitalized adults with substance use disorder

The American Hospital Association’s (AHA’s) Physician Leadership Forum will host a webinar from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, November 9 on improving care for adults hospitalized with substance use disorder, focusing on understanding needs, engaging leaders and changing systems.... Read More >>

WSHA urges OIC to make changes to rulemaking on alternative authorization processes; Written comments due October 10

On Tuesday, WSHA staff testified at an Office of the Insurance Commissioner stakeholder hearing concerning the latest stakeholder draft rules regulating alternative authorization processes, referred to as “goldcarding."... Read More >>

Response needed: Rural health clinics may elect direct payment of encounter rates by Medicaid managed care plans

The Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) is implementing a change to enable a rural health clinics to request to get paid their encounter rate by the Medicaid managed care plans rather than the current combination of plan payment, enhancement payments, and reconciliation process. ... Read More >>

CMS extends date for S-10 uncompensated care corrections to October 31; WSHA provides webinar

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is extending the deadline until October 31, 2017 for correction to the S-10 forms completed by hospitals. ... Read More >>

Hospital licensing fee increase of $15 per bed effective November 30

Hospitals are beginning to receive hospital bed licensure renewals, reflecting the $15 per bed increase WSHA noted in this July FW article.... Read More >>

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