American Hospital Association releases library of vaccine resources

The American Hospital Association (AHA) released a library of new COVID-19 vaccination public service announcements and resources for hospital and health systems to adapt and use locally... Read More >>

Law change: New definition of “compounding” for pharmacy practice

As of July 25, 2021, a new definition of “compounding” is in effect for the practice of pharmacy due to the passage of SHB 1445 (2021)... Read More >>

2021 Regional Telehealth Survey now open

The Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC) is currently running its 2021 Regional Telehealth Survey... Read More >>

CMS to hold price transparency webinar

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold an educational webinar Wednesday, Aug. 11 on price transparency and how hospitals can meet the requirements of the Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule for posting standard charge information in the comprehensive machine-readable file... Read More >>

There’s still time to sign up for the ‘Project Management Foundations for Healthcare’ and ‘Managing Projects Using Microsoft Project™’

Washington Hospital Services, Inc., the for-profit arm of the Washington State Hospital Association and producer of the LEAD Academy, is pleased to offer two new professional development education opportunities available to ALL healthcare staff... Read More >>

Recent member news: 7/29/2021

Recent member news from the July 29 Weekly Report... Read More >>

New Law Relating to Health Care Providers Giving Pregnancy and Miscarriage-Related Patient Care

The purpose of this bulletin is to alert hospitals and health care systems about changes in law related to SSB 5140, effective July 25, 2021. SSB 5140 states that health care providers – who are acting in good faith, within the provider's scope of practice, education, training, and experience and within the accepted standard of care – may provide health care services related to complications of pregnancy in cases in which failure to provide such care would violate the accepted standard of care or where the patient’s medical condition poses a risk to the patient’s life or bodily function. The law delineates that health care entities may limit provision of these services under ... Read More >>

2021 Legislative Summary now available

WSHA’s 2021 Legislative Summary is now available digitally on the WSHA website, and physical copies will be mailed to hospital and health systems this week.... Read More >>

Make nominations 2021 WSHA award nominations now

WSHA is accepting nominations for our 2021 awards! Members can nominate their peers for the Joe Hopkins Memorial Award, the Ben Lindekugel Governance Excellence Award and the Community Health Leadership Award. Submit nominations on the WSHA website by Monday, Aug. 23.... Read More >>

CMS Outpatient Proposed Rule increases transparency law noncompliance penalties

The Proposed CY 2022 Outpatient Rule released Sunday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) significantly increases the penalty to hospitals for noncompliance with the federal price transparency law.... Read More >>

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