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Safe Deliveries Roadmap launches new data platform

The Safe Deliveries Roadmap dashboard on WSHA’s new interactive data platform, DASH (Data Analytics Services Hub), will launch on May 19 with a training webinar for OB leadership and quality directors.... Read More >>

Protect your medical devices from cyber-threats

There’s still time to register for the Medical Device Cybersecurity webinar, hosted by Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Sensato. The webinar is scheduled from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT Tuesday, April 20.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 4/15/2021

Recent member news from the April 15, 2021 edition of the Weekly Report newsletter. ... Read More >>

Legislative Action in Inside Olympia: Bills That Have Passed Both Chambers

The legislature just cleared one of its last major deadlines – the final policy cutoff. In case you missed our Inside Olympia, we have highlighted WSHA’s top priority bills that have passed both chambers in our most recent edition. The legislature is set to adjourn on Sunday, April 25 and we expect the final budget... Read More >>

Health Care Authority to Allow Roster Billing for COVID-19 Administration

The Health Care Authority (HCA) announced it will allow hospitals and providers administering COVID-19 vaccines to Medicaid patients to bill HCA or enrollee’s managed care organization for the administration of the vaccine using what is commonly known as a roster, or alternatively as batch, or template billing process. The process will be available May 1... Read More >>

Legislature Expected to Extend Hospital Safety Net Assessment Program

The Washington State legislature is considering, and expected to pass legislation that would extend the expiration date for the state’s Hospital Safety Net Assessment program an additional two years from its existing expiration date of June 30, 2023 to June 30, 2025. This is to meet the state budget’s four-year outlook requirements. WSHA supports the... Read More >>

HCA, Myers and Stauffer Prepare for 2018 DSH Audit – Webinar Recording Available

To prepare hospitals that receive Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) funding for the audit of SFY 2018 DSH payments, the state’s consultant, Myers and Stauffer (M&S) provided a provider training webcast on April 6. M&S is contracted by the Health Care Authority to perform the federally required annual DSH audits for Washington state and performs... Read More >>

Bills that have passed both chambers; Nurse Licensure Compact to get work session

Sunday, April 11, marked the final cutoff before the end of the 2021 legislative session, when all bills were required to pass through the opposite chamber... Read More >>

United Health Group Terminates Agreements with Major Radiology Groups. Hospital Communication Responsibilities under the Balance Billing Protection Act.

WSHA was recently notified by member hospitals that United Health Group terminated its participating agreements with two major radiology groups, Radia Imaging and Inland Imaging. Combined, these two groups provide radiology and radiology interpretation services for more than a third of the state’s hospitals in the state, including many small rural hospitals.  This situation will... Read More >>

Are you ready to celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day?

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

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