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Health plans certified for 2021

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced the certified health and dental plans for 2021, which will be available through Washington Healthplanfinder.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 10/1/2020

Recent member news from the Oct. 1, 2020 edition of the Weekly Report newsletter.... Read More >>

Forecast Council Significantly Reduces Projected State Revenue Deficit

In a bit of welcome news, the Economic & Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) last week projected   revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget have increased by more than $2.2 billion and by more than $2.4 billion for the 2021-2023 biennium.... Read More >>

WSHA Provides Draft Comments on CMS Outpatient Rule

WSHA is making available to members its draft comments on the 2021 CMS Proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Rule. In its comments, WSHA opposes the proposal to eliminate the inpatient-only list, the proposed reduction of 340B payments to hospitals to a net rate of ASP minus 28.7 percent,... Read More >>

HHS Releases CARES Act Reporting Instructions – Ask Your U.S. Delegation Members to Urge HHS Adopt its Original Guidance

On September 19, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its updated instructions FAQ regarding reporting of COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds (PRF) related expenditures and revenue losses.... Read More >>

WSHA Offers Webinars on CMS Price Transparency Rule

On Thursday, Oct. 1, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., WSHA will provide a webinar regarding the CMS Price Transparency Rule, which requires hospitals to post standard charge information, including negotiated rates in a machine readable format and provide information for 300 “shoppable services” in a consumer-friendly, searchable format.... Read More >>

OIC Releases Draft Rule on Continued Implementation of Balance Billing Protection Act

On September 23, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) released its CR102 draft rule detailing related to the Balance Billing Protection Act (BBPA) /Surprise Billing law.... Read More >>

HHS Warns Drug Manufacturer Regarding 340B Practices

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a strongly worded letter to Eli Lilly and Company regarding Lilly’s plans to unilaterally restrict provision of certain drugs to 340B entities. ... Read More >>

Changes to Health Care Provider Leave Exemptions Under FFCRA

WSHA issued a policy bulletin to inform hospitals about the narrowed definition of “health care provider” as it applies to the employee leave exemptions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). ... Read More >>

Recent member news: 10/24/2020

Recent member news from the 10/24/2020 edition of the Weekly Report newsletter.... Read More >>

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