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HCA to Update Medicaid Inpatient Hospital Payment Grouper Version

On April 1, the Health Care Authority (HCA) will be updating the APRDRG grouper used for pricing Medicaid inpatient hospital claims from the current version 31 to version 33. ... Read More >>

Flurries of filings and hearings

Bills continue to be written, introduced, revised and scheduled at a rapid pace in Olympia. Among the issues we testified on this week was SB 6146, which concerns appropriate weapons policy.... Read More >>

WSHA and WSMA’s joint statement on governor’s opioid legislation

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) Joint Opioid Safe Practices Task Force supports Gov. Inslee’s legislation (HB 2489 & SB 6150) aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic in Washington state.... Read More >>

Flurries of filings and hearings

Bills continue to be written, introduced, revised and scheduled at a rapid pace. This week, we will testify on bills related to appropriate weapons policy, partnerships and affiliations and more.... Read More >>

WSHA 2018 Legislative Preview

Chris Bandoli, Mary Kay Clunies-Ross and Chelene Whiteaker gave a brief update on the political landscape in Olympia and talked about WSHA’s priorities for the legislative session.... Read More >>

Join us Jan. 11 for legislative kickoff webcast

Join us for a lunchtime virtual chat at noon January 11 about the 2018 legislative session! Chris Bandoli and Chelene Whiteaker will give a brief update on the political landscape in Olympia and talk about WSHA’s priorities for the legislative session. ... Read More >>

Legislative session is now underway

It’s a short session, but WSHA still has a strong agenda for advancing health care. WSHA is already testifying on legislation this week, including two bills related to opioids. ... Read More >>

Congress kicks-off 2018 session

Congress kicked off its 2018 session with a full agenda — all of it left over from last year. At the top of the list is funding the government after January 19, when the current short-term spending bill expires. ... Read More >>

Session begins!

The 2018 legislative session begins today, but WSHA has been preparing for months. It’s a short session, but WSHA still has a strong agenda for advancing health care.... Read More >>

Staying focused on health care in short legislative session

Keeping communities and patients at the center, the Washington State Hospital Association announced its legislative priorities for the 2018 legislative session.... Read More >>

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