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Recent member news: 7/2/2019

Recent member news from the July 2, 2019 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Part 2 of a special ERA series: Supplier Cost Management Best Practices

In part two of the three-part series, Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) re-examine old beliefs and common misconceptions around cost management.... Read More >>

WSHA Raises Concerns on Senate Committee Bill

WSHA submitted comments to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) in response to the most recent version of the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019.... Read More >>

WSHA Seeks Feedback on L&I’s Formal Proposal to Revise Overtime Employment Rules

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has released its formal proposal to update the regulations governing Executive, Administrative and Professional (EAP) workers, also known as exempt employees. ... Read More >>

OIC Begins Rulemaking for Balance Billing Law: WSHA Bulletin and Webcast Slides Available

In the 2019 session, WSHA worked hard to ensure the state legislature enacted a bill on surprise billing (HB 1065) that made sense for patients and hospitals. ... Read More >>

HCA Issues SFY 2019 Small Rural DSH and Access Grant Payments – 2020 DSH Application Process Begins

The Health Care Authority has sent $3.8 million in Small Rural Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments and an additional $2 million in grant payments to non-DSH critical access hospitals for the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.... Read More >>

Remembering Ben Lindekugel

We are sad to announce that Ben Lindekugel, executive director of the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts, passed away the night of June 20, 2019. We are devastated by this loss.... Read More >>

Washington’s L&I releases formal proposal to revise overtime employment rules

The purpose of this bulletin is to advise members of rulemaking about overtime pay eligibility by Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). ... Read More >>

Effective July 28, 2019: Changes to State Law on Medical Decision Making

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform hospitals about recent changes to state law on medical decision making.... Read More >>

CMS seeks input on reducing administrative, regulatory burden

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking new ideas from the public on how to ease administrative burden and improve healthcare delivery, building on its 2017 Patients over Paperwork initiative. ... Read More >>

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