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Correction deadline for S-10 data ends January 2

Hospitals have until January 2 to correct the data on Worksheet S-10 of the Medicare cost report.... Read More >>

State health insurance marketplace signups break record

The Washington Health Benefit Exchanged announced that more than 230,000 customers selected health plans through Washington Healthplanfinder by the December 15 deadline to enroll in coverage that begins January 1. The number represents a 35 percent increase over the same point in time last year.... Read More >>

WSHA extends best wishes for retiring member hospital chief financial officer

Kelly Wallace, Chief Financial Officer at Seattle Children’s Hospital, retired earlier this month.... Read More >>

NEW MEDICAID POLICY FOR READMISSIONS: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018

To view the recording, please click this link, register, and you will be granted access Effective January 1, 2018, HCA will be increasing payment rates for those facilities that were previously penalized under the current policy for having higher than average readmissions rates according to the algorithm. Critical access hospitals are excluded from this policy... Read More >>

Verification of State’s Data in All Payer Claims Database

We are emphasizing the importance of your participation in the review process being offered by the state’s All Payers Claims Database (APCD). This is your chance to review and reconcile data that will be made public on the “cost” and quality of your facility and the quality of your primary care practices.... Read More >>

Analysis of the Governor’s supplemental budget

Governor Jay Inslee released his proposed 2018 supplemental budget yesterday. This budget adds about $1 billion to fund basic education, but the governor also highlighted opioid use, emergency preparedness and mental health services as priorities.... Read More >>

Governor’s supplemental budget released

Governor Jay Inslee released his proposed 2018 supplemental budget today. This budget adds about $1 billion to fund basic education, but the governor also highlighted opioid use, emergency preparedness and mental health services as priorities. ... Read More >>

DOH seeking office director for Community Health Systems

The Washington State Department of Health is currently recruiting for an office director of Community Health Systems, which is the position being vacated by Steve Bowman.... Read More >>

Supportive housing/employment benefit approved for Medicaid demonstration

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved the launch of supportive housing and supported employment services. ... Read More >>

Congress to take on critical health care issues before end of year

Over the next few weeks, lawmakers in Washington, D.C., must tackle a number of critical health care issues, including funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, expiring Medicare reimbursement policies, 340B and stabilization of the individual insurance market under the Affordable Care Act.... Read More >>

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