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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 was supported by WSHA.... Read More >>

We will miss you dearly, Randy Revelle

We are sad to report that former long-time WSHA senior vice president of policy and advocacy Randy Revelle has died. It’s an enormous loss. Randy made our state better, and we loved him deeply and dearly. He had an incredible life and leaves an incredible legacy.... Read More >>

Washington State participates in State Policy Academy on Global Budgeting for Rural Hospitals

Washington was one of nine states to have representatives attend the State Policy Academy on Global Budgeting for Rural Hospitals in Baltimore May 30.... Read More >>

Join us for charity care webinar June 22 or 29

WSHA was instrumental in passing 2018 legislation that clarifies aspects of state charity care law. WSHA will host repeat webinars from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. June 22 and 29 to update members on upcoming changes to the law, steps hospitals need to take to comply with the new requirements and resources available to help members meet new obligations. New state law requirements go into effect October 1.... Read More >>

Visiting a dear friend

Randy Revelle, WSHA’s former long-time senior vice president of policy and advocacy, has entered hospice care. Randy has been an incredible mentor to me throughout my career, even before I worked at WSHA, when we worked together on expanding children’s health coverage. His focus, passion and heart are inspirational. ... Read More >>

WSHA Unveils New Regulatory Issues Web Page

WSHA recently updated its Regulatory Issues Web Page to provide members with a comprehensive view of state rulemaking activity.... Read More >>

HCA Announces RFP Results for Integrated Managed Care

Last Thursday, the Health Care Authority announced the “apparently successful bidders.” Medicaid managed care plans to provide integrated managed care for each of the state’s procurement regions, subject to completing the contracting process.... Read More >>

WSHA Reminds Hospitals to Submit Employee Compensation Data, Other Financial Reports to DOH

Hospitals are required to submit various financial reporting data to the Department of Health, including annual employee compensation data, financial year-end reports, and other data. ... Read More >>

WSHA/AHA Recommend Hospitals Continue to Appeal 340B Claim Cuts

WSHA and the American Hospital Association (AHA) strongly recommend hospitals impacted by the 340B payment cuts take steps to preserve their right to the prior payment level by appealing claims. The AHA, hospitals and their associations are currently engaged in litigation with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reverse the 2018 cut to Medicare... Read More >>

HCA Makes Rule Changes to Support Change to Readmissions Payment Policy

The Health Care Authority (HCA) recently completed changes to WAC 182-550-2900 and 182-550-3000 to support the change to readmissions payment policy that went into effect January 1, 2018. ... Read More >>

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