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Special open enrollment period extended

Washington Healthplanfinder announced that the special enrollment period for accessing health insurance in Washington State has been extended through Aug. 15, 2021.... Read More >>

New public charge rule resources

Since the Trump-era public charge rule is no longer in effect, the federal government reinstated its previous public charge policy that was established in 1999.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 4/8/2021

Recent member news from the April 8, 2021 edition of the Weekly Report newsletter. ... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Bills still alive after opposite chamber fiscal committee cutoff

Sunday, April 11, marks the final cutoff before the end of session, when all bills must pass their opposite chamber... Read More >>

WSHA launches Spring Forward eSeries

WSHA is dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of our members, while continuing to offer high-quality educational content. With that in mind, it is my pleasure to share details of the WSHA Spring Forward eSeries.... Read More >>

Celebrate Health Care Decisions Day with Honoring Choices PNW!

Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest will celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16 this year with a collection of joyous live events, motivating inspiration and a reflective challenge to encourage people to do advance care planning.... Read More >>

New Governance Education opportunity

Register now for Governance Rules of the Road from 12–1 pm. Thursday, April 8. This webinar will be a discussion led by AWPHD Executive Director Matthew Ellsworth on the fundamentals of effective decision making for commissioners.... Read More >>

New clean buildings standard: Start planning for compliance

WSHA issued a bulletin about the new clean buildings standard that requires compliance as early as June 1, 2026. The standard requires hospitals to make investments in their buildings to reduce energy usage. The bulletin provides a high-level overview of the regulations and recommended next steps.... Read More >>

Clinical series on improving psychiatric care for patients with opioid use disorder

Co-occurring mental health disorders can complicate and undermine treatment of opioid use disorders and overwhelm providers. The University of Washington’s Addictions, Drug and Alcohol Institute (ADAI) will offer a free seminar for providers in April and May on “Improving psychiatric care in patients with opioid use disorder: Sorting through multiple diagnoses and polypharmacy.”... Read More >>

Option to only report COVID-19 data to WA HEALTH

The Washington State Department of Health has received certification from HHS to submit COVID-19 data to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on behalf of Washington hospitals.... Read More >>

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