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Deadline for Medicaid DSH application information November 15

The state Health Care Authority extended its deadline for disproportionate share hospital (DSH) application information to November 15. ... Read More >>

340B hospital recertification period open until December 6. Have you begun the process?

Due to technical issues, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) 340B annual hospital recertification period for 2017 is changed to November 3 through December 6. ... Read More >>

CMS extends S-10 correction deadline to January 31: Updated Resources Available

WSHA, by special arrangement with Toyon Associates, is providing a webinar recording and slides to assist hospitals interested in correcting their S-10 filings. ... Read More >>

Webcast recording on proposed appropriate use criteria now available

PARA HealthCare Financial Services recently shared detailed information about Medicare’s Proposed Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC), including guidance on what hospitals can do to prepare. ... Read More >>

Upcoming webcast offers insights and strategies for price transparency

With shifting health care costs, more patients are “shopping” for services, increasing the need for meaningful price transparency.... Read More >>

It starts with a handshake

On Tuesday night, Democrat Manka Dhingra won the election for the 45th district. Her joining of the democratic caucus will change the balance of power in the House. About $9 million poured into the most expensive legislative race in state history.... Read More >>

Tax bill under consideration in House of Representatives

The House Ways and Means Committee this week is working through amendments to a sweeping tax bill that includes elimination of the tax exemption for private activity bonds and the ability to advance refund debt on a tax-exempt basis. This would be damaging to Washington State’s nonprofit hospitals and health systems, as well as public hospitals.... Read More >>

GOP tax reform proposal includes provisions damaging to Washington’s non-profit and public hospitals

On November 2, House Republican leaders unveiled a sweeping tax plan that would affect non-profit hospitals/health systems and public hospitals districts and the patients they serve. We urge you to weigh in with your members of the congressional delegation.... Read More >>

The State’s Medicaid Requirements for a Clinical Data Repository

To provide information on Medicaid hospital and provider requirements to participate in the state’s clinical data repository. ... Read More >>

Cover All Kids: 10th anniversary

More than 10 years ago, dozens of organizations and individuals accomplished an important public policy goal: enacting legislation to ensure that every child in Washington State would have health coverage and access to care. We wanted kids to have coverage for check-ups, vaccinations and medical care, which are all necessary for a good start in school and life. This coverage helps family stability in other ways. For example, parents miss fewer days at work and families are more financially stable when they have access to quality, affordable health care for their kids.... Read More >>

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