Webcast on effective payment strategies for accounts payable

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Commerce Bank will host an educational webcast from 12-1pm May 18 about how hospitals have been able to create an efficient and profitable accounts payable department. ... Read More >>

CMS issues final rule updating Medicare/Medicaid fire safety standards

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on May 3 issued a final rule adopting the National Fire Protection Association’s 2012 Life Safety Code (with minor amendments) and most chapters of its 2012 Health Care Facilities Code for hospitals, critical access hospitals, long-term care facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, inpatient hospice facilities and certain other facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.... Read More >>

Incyte Diagnostics announces new leadership

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Incyte Diagnostics has announced two new leadership changes they would like to announce to WSHA members. Tom Rehwald has assumed the responsibilities of CEO, and Tom Legel has become the new CFO.... Read More >>

Study: Acute care drug shortages persist, despite 2012 law

Early evidence suggests that the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 has reduced drug shortages overall, but not for acute care drugs, according to a study published May 2 in Health Affairs.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 5/5/2016

Recent member news from the May 5, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

HAC Reduction Program Analysis Webcast

WSHA hosted a webinar to discuss the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program Analysis. The webcast provided an overview of the HAC program as well as provide insights to your hospital specific impact analysis.... Read More >>

Healthier Washington (HCA) continues readiness for Medicaid Transformation Waiver – Is your ACH ready?

Of late, the Health Care Authority (HCA) has been working with consultants and addressing public questions about the roles of the Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs), with requests to define their responsibilities and level of readiness if the state succeeds in getting a global waiver from the federal government.... Read More >>

WSHA welcomes Brenda Parnell

Brenda Parnell, former CEO of Ferry County Hospital in Republic, has joined WSHA for the next several months as a temporary employee. She is assisting us as a policy and rural director for the summer while two members of our team are on leave.... Read More >>

Washington hospitals making great strides in safety

WSHA is pleased to announce more great progress in our work improving health care in our state! Washington hospitals are making great strides in safety with 40,600 fewer harms, 19,000 fewer readmissions and 5,000 few early elected deliveries.... Read More >>

Hospitals: Watch for DOH survey on acute care bed counts

The Department of Health will be mailing out the annual statewide surveys on hospital acute care bed counts. The surveys have been mailed via U.S. mail to hospital administrators. Hospitals should receive them the first week of May, and responses are due by June 1.... Read More >>

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