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Inside Olympia: Bills that have passed both chambers

We have now passed the cutoff for most bills to pass out of both the House and Senate, and bills that have passed both chambers are now headed for concurrence or to the governor for his action. We are pleased to report that bills WSHA supports, including SB 6273 (clarifying charity care), have passed both chambers. Many bills that WSHA opposed have died, including HB 1715 (nurse meals and breaks), SB 6015 (wrongful death) and HB 2114 (balance billing).... Read More >>

From Fiscal Watch: Inpatient Medicaid psychiatric payment rate increases for new units and certain hospitals

The Health Care Authority recently notified many hospitals of payment rate increases for inpatient psychiatric services authorized by the legislature in the 2017 legislative session budget. WSHA advocated with the legislature for the additional appropriation and with HCA to implement the increases, which are effective retroactive to October 1, 2017. ... Read More >>

From Inside Olympia: Major bills still alive after opposite chamber committee action cutoff

We have now passed the cutoff for most bills to make it out of committees in the opposite chamber, and we are heading into the final stretch of this year’s legislative session. We are happy to report that significant bills WSHA supports have made it through these deadlines and will now go to the floor for final action. ... Read More >>

HCA announces administrator for Uniform Medical Plan starting in 2020

The Health Care Authority (HCA) announced a new contract to provide enhanced services to the nearly 200,000 public employees enrolled in the Uniform Medical Plan (UMP). ... Read More >>

House, Senate Release State Operating Budgets

The House and Senate released their respective budgets last week. Both budgets include significant funding for K-12 education, as well as some funding for behavioral health. ... Read More >>

Inpatient Medicaid Psychiatric Payment Rate Increases for New Units and Certain Hospitals

The Health Care Authority recently notified many hospitals of payment rate increases for inpatient psychiatric services authorized by the legislature in the 2017 legislative session budget.... Read More >>

HCA Releases Integrated Managed Care RFP for Mid-Adopter Regions

The Health Care Authority released its Request for Proposal for Fully Integrated Managed Care. ... Read More >>

Important Information: 2017 Lobbying Expenses for Medicare Cost Reports

The Medicare Provider Reimbursement Manual requires hospitals to adjust their Medicare cost reports to eliminate the portion of association dues related to lobbying expenses.... Read More >>

Give Your Reimbursement a Check-up with a Complimentary Managed Care Remit Assessment

Are you getting full reimbursement from your managed care payors?  ... Read More >>

Major bills still alive after opposite chamber committee action cutoff

We have now passed the cutoff for most bills to make it out of committees in the opposite chamber, and we are heading into the final stretch of this year’s legislative session. We are happy to report that significant bills WSHA supports have made it through these deadlines and will now go to the floor for final action. ... Read More >>

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