Webinar on compassion fatigue and reclaiming the joy of caring

Join Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner LifeNet Health for the Compassion Fatigue: Reclaim the Joy of Caring webinar from 1–2 p.m., Thursday, May 12.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 5/6/2022

Recent member news from the May 6, 2022, edition of the Weekly Report newsletter.... Read More >>

House Bill 1688: Changes to Balance Billing Protection Act

This bulletin provides information regarding changes to the state’s Balance Billing Protection Act (BBPA) made during the 2022 legislative session to conform to the federal No Surprises Act (NSA) and expanded protections under the BBPA.  Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1688  (HB 1688) was signed by Governor Inslee and became effective March 31, 2022.  This bulletin also provides information regarding how the two Acts apply to various services and enrollee categories.... Read More >>

Washington hospitals: Prevent opioid misuse in your community on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

WSHA invites our members to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 30, 2022.... Read More >>

Take the Sentinel Network’s 2022 workforce survey

The Spring 2022 Washington Health Workforce Sentinel Network survey is now open, giving you and your organization a unique opportunity to share workforce needs with policymakers, planners and educators.... Read More >>

Improving access to behavioral health care for Washington’s children and youth

Over the last decade, WSHA has strongly advocated for increased access to behavioral health care. We are especially pleased – after five years of advocacy - that Medicaid will be expanding coverage of outpatient services to children and youth. ... Read More >>

Dr. Rutherford says cost shift complicates state’s cost growth benchmark

Confluence Health CEO Dr. Peter Rutherford told the Health Care Cost Transparency Board last week that Confluence’s hospitals needed increases in its commercial rates to sustain its operations, since there are either low and no payment increases from Medicare and Medicaid.... Read More >>

Register today for the award-winning Pacific Northwest Sepsis Conference

WSHA is looking forward to hosting the 10th annual Pacific Northwest Sepsis Conference June 6-7, 2022, at the Marriott Seattle Airport. ... Read More >>

Webinar: ‘Recognizing Inequities in Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care’

Join physicians, health care professionals and members of the public from 12–2 p.m. Friday, April 29, for free live webinar to enhance communication and connection about serious illness and end-of-life and after-death issues.... Read More >>

2022 WSHA Leadership Summit available for virtual participants

Interested in attending the 2022 WSHA Leadership Summit, but unable to commit to traveling or prefer to avoid in-person gatherings?... Read More >>

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