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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance offers fertility resources for cancer patients

This past October, SCCA launched a new Oncoreproductive Clinic to provide fertility and reproductive health support, resources and services for newly diagnosed patients. ... Read More >>

Congressional delegation submits letter addressing rural health care to CMS

In developing new models for delivering health care services in rural areas, federal officials should “take into account Washington State’s unique health care delivery system, geography and the specific needs of our rural hospitals and the residents they serve,” members of the Washington congressional delegation wrote this week to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma.... Read More >>

WSHA facilitates $100K in rural mini-grants

Throughout December and January, WSHA worked with ten rural members to apply, complete and submit capacity assessment plans to HCA. ... Read More >>

WSHA Hospital Advocacy Day 2019 pushes for legislature to address key health care issues

Representatives from WSHA members gathered together with WSHA staff in Olympia yesterday to advocate on behalf of their communities for Hospital Advocacy Day. ... Read More >>

WSHA Monitors EHR Payment Disputes

WSHA has been in contact with Health Care Authority (HCA) staff regarding the status of payments following the audit of Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments. ... Read More >>

Legislators Face Challenging Budget Picture

While revenue collections in the state continue to be strong, it appears that policy decisions made to fund future costs in the McCleary bill in the 2017-2019 biennium may limit the legislature’s ability to spend money on any additional policy items without new revenue or cuts in other programs. ... Read More >>

SB 5031 & SB 5699: Balance billing

WSHA testified Monday at the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care regarding SB 5031 and SB 5699, which prohibits providers from balance billing patient for out-of-network services in certain circumstances.... Read More >>

HB 1531: Medical debt

WSHA opposes HB 1531, which places restrictions on interest for medical debt. ... Read More >>

AHA Files Brief Regarding Remedy for 340B Underpayments

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and a group of hospitals filed a brief to US District Court specifying relief for 340B program hospitals that received a thirty percent cut to Medicare payment for drugs provided under the 340B program. ... Read More >>

WSHA monitors EHR payment disputes

WSHA has been in contact with Health Care Authority (HCA) staff regarding the status of payments following the audit of Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments. ... Read More >>

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