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Washington State Launches All-Payer Claims Database Public Website

Washington State launched Washington Health Care Compare, the state all-payer claims database (APCD) on June 29, 2018.... Read More >>

AHA, WSHA Provide Additional Guidance on 340B Appeals

In response to recent developments, The American Hospital Association and WSHA are providing updated guidance to hospitals that are appealing the reductions to payments for 340B drugs under the 2018 Medicare outpatient rule.... Read More >>

HCA Seeks Provider Responses to Annual Value-based Payment Survey

The Health Care Authority (HCA) is seeking provider participation in its annual value-based payment survey, which is open until August 31.... Read More >>

DOH recruiting for office director for Office of Investigation and Inspection

The Department of Health is currently recruiting for an office director for the Office of Investigation and Inspection (OII), based in Tumwater. The office director leads and oversees OII and is responsible for overseeing the survey processes of behavioral health service providers to determine compliance with state licensing, state certification and federal accreditation requirements.... Read More >>

Behavioral Health Administration Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery joins HCA

The Behavioral Health Administration Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery has moved from the Department of Social and Health Services to the Health Care Authority (HCA), effective July 1.... Read More >>

Preparing for the all-payer claims database

At WSHA, we often talk about our goal of attaining the triple aim of health care: improving the quality of care and experience of the patient, increasing the health of the population, and ensuring viability for a strong health care delivery system. On June 29, Washington State will launch its first all-payer claims database (APCD), which will help us improve on these goals.... Read More >>

WSHA provides guidance on service animals in Washington State hospitals

In response to member questions, WSHA has created a document to assist hospitals and health systems in complying with laws applicable to service animals, including a new law enacted in Washington State that WSHA supported. Member hospitals have been increasingly challenged by situations involving animals that are not service animals, but whose owners expect to bring them onto hospital property and into clinical areas. ... Read More >>

WSHA Webinar on Charity Care Law Changes June 22 and June 29

WSHA staff is providing a webinar to inform hospital staff about upcoming changes to the charity care law.... Read More >>

WSHA Comments on Property Tax Rulemaking Changes

The State Department of Revenue has issued a proposed rule modifying the definition of hospital in WAC 458-16-260 as it pertains to property tax exemptions. ... Read More >>

WSHA Provides Analyses of Medicare Inpatient PPS Rule

Last week, WSHA sent hospital-specific analyses of the final Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule to the chief financial officer or other designated recipient at each of our member Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals.... Read More >>

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