DOH Proposes Increases to Hospital Licensing Fees, Rulemaking Hearing and Comments due June 25

The Department of Health (DOH) is proposing increases to hospital licensing fees by about 60 percent, from the current $138 to $220 per bed for general, acute care hospitals and from $85 to $135 per bed for psychiatric and chemical dependency hospitals licensed. ... Read More >>

OIC Seeks Input on Rulemaking for Surprise Billing Law by June 14

The Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) is seeking input on rulemaking for HB 1065, the new surprise billing law.... Read More >>

WSHA Releases June 2019 State Regulatory Issues Update

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its June 2019 update to its State Regulatory Issues webpage. ... Read More >>

Word is spreading among Washington hospitals

Many hospitals and health systems have encountered the issue of what to do with excess supplies, disposables, devices and medical equipment. ... Read More >>

DOH hosts telehealth webinar for rural hospitals

The Washington State Department of Health’s State Office of Rural Health is hosting the webinar “Assessing Your Telehealth Capabilities for Palliative Care: Develop From Where You Are” on Tuesday, June 25, from 12-1:00 p.m.... Read More >>

A Dynamic Duo: Diamond sponsors and Industry Partners at the Rural Hospital Leadership Conference!

At the upcoming Rural Hospital Leadership Conference, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with sponsors and exhibitors to learn more about their organizations and services. ... Read More >>

Opioid Prescribing Reports — coming soon!

Many of you are aware that the opioid epidemic has continued to increase in recent years, with devastating impacts on communities across the nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 130 people die every day from an opioid overdose in the United States. We at WSHA are committed to increasing opioid stewardship... Read More >>

Let’s focus on rural health care: It’s time for another trip to Chelan

We’re quickly approaching the 43nd Annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference, June 23-26 at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan.... Read More >>

Washington and Oregon health systems invest in community care

The Health Systems Access to Care Fund supports free clinics in Oregon and Southwest Washington.... Read More >>

Olympic Medical Center holds community meeting for input on development

As part of its strategic plan development process, Olympic Medical Center (OMC) held a community meeting to gather feedback and input. ... Read More >>

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