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Health Care Without Harm to host community benefit, healthy food roundtable in Seattle June 12

Members of all hospitals across the state are invited to attend the "Community benefit and healthy food: Washington roundtable" from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle.... Read More >>

Participate in Spanish-speaking focus groups on paid family and medical leave law

The Washington Employment Security Department is hosting focus groups to help determine the name of Washington State’s new paid family and medical leave law. There is still space available in Spanish-speaking virtual sessions for both employees and employers on Monday, April 30.... Read More >>

HELP unanimously approves opioid bill

WSHA and WSMA recently partnered to send a letter to Sen. Patty Murray with comments on the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018. ... Read More >>

State Supreme Court directs certification of class action on missed nurse rest breaks

The Washington State Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling in Chavez v. Our Lady of Lourdes, certifying class action against Lourdes Medical Center for lost wages due to do missed nurse rest breaks. WSHA submitted an amicus brief in support of the hospital’s position, and the precedent the case sets is concerning for all Washington hospitals.... Read More >>

WSHA/AHA Recommend Hospitals Actively Appeal 340B Cuts Claims

WSHA and the AHA strongly recommend hospitals impacted by the 340B cuts take steps to preserve their right to the prior payment level by appealing claims.... Read More >>

HCA Begins EHR Medicaid Incentive Payment Recoupment Process

The Health Care Authority (HCA) is beginning the process of recouping overpayments and correcting underpayments of electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments to hospitals.... Read More >>

2015 DSH Audit Webcast Scheduled for April 24 1-3:30 p.m.

To prepare for the SFY 2015 Disproportional Share Hospital (DSH) audit... Read More >>

CMS Begins Transition to New Medicare Patient Identification Numbers

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires the... Read More >>

HCA begins EHR Medicaid incentive payment recoupment process

The Health Care Authority (HCA) is beginning the process of recouping overpayments and correcting under payments of electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments to hospitals. We believe this may result in a net recoupment as high as $20 million across all impacted hospitals.... Read More >>

New health care scholarships will grow talent across our state

Last week, thanks to the leadership of the Washington State Legislature, the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) announced the expansion of an innovative STEM and health care scholarship program to include short-term certificates and other professional technical degrees offered at the state’s community and technical colleges.... Read More >>

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