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Annual Meeting: Change requires new partnerships

While change in health care is the only constant, passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 really dropped the checkered flag. Since then, hospitals big and small have been... Read More >>

Weekly Report for September 10, 2015 – Annual Meeting: Change requires new partnerships

Annual Meeting: Change requires new partnerships   While change in health care is the only constant, passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 really dropped the checkered flag. Since... Read More >>

New Federal Law Requiring Notification to Medicare Patients Placed in Observation Status

The purpose of the bulletin is to inform hospitals about the new federal law Public Law 114-42, The NOTICE Act (H.R.876), that requires hospitals to provide oral and written notification to Medicare patients placed into observation status for longer than 24 hours. Also to let hospitals know of WSHA's plans to provide opportunities for WSHA-member hospitals to share and communicate best practices and prepare for the new law.... Read More >>

Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins offering executive placement

Washington Hospital Services is excited to announce an expanded relationship with our Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins to include executive recruitment and placement needs. Merritt Hawkins is one of the leading... Read More >>

Accounts payable webcast recording available

Thank you to our members who attended Washington Hospital Service’s Industry Partner webcast hosted by Commerce Bank Aug. 25. Both WHS and Commerce hope attendees gained insights into improving accounts... Read More >>

Bree Collaborative responds to heart surgery draft comments

The Bree Collaborative responded Sept. 1 to public comments on the draft heart surgery report. The collaborative considered structural changes to its recommendations on issues like provider accountability, pre and post-operative requirements, and patient... Read More >>

DOH rulemaking on ambulatory surgical centers

The Washington State Department of Health is in the early stages of rulemaking on two important issues affecting ambulatory surgical facilities (ASFs). First, the department is deciding whether a Certificate... Read More >>

Draft Pharmacy Rules Pose Risk to Costs, Workflow, Innovation

On Aug. 28, the Pharmacy Commission released draft rulemaking language that would require every facility have a pharmacist in charge who would spend at least 20 hours, or 50 percent of his... Read More >>

Register for first Choosing Wisely Summit Oct. 30

Join health care leaders, stakeholders and national Choosing Wisely representatives Friday, Oct. 30 at the Seattle Airport Marriott for Improving Value in Health Care: The Choosing Wisely Summit: a day-long, in-depth... Read More >>

Reminder: Call for nominations for the Joe Hopkins Award

At WSHA’s 2014 Annual Meeting, Scott Adams, CEO of Pullman Regional Hospital, was the surprised recipient of WSHA’s most prestigious award to an individual: The Joe Hopkins Award. This special... Read More >>

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