Join us at the 2021 Safety & Quality Leadership Summit

One of the most critical roles hospital executives and boards fill is ensuring the safety and quality of their organization and those who work and are cared for there. Prioritizing time to explore topics such as a psychologically safe and just culture has to rise to the top.... Read More >>

Gov. Inslee proclaims April 16 Healthcare Decisions Day

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed April 16, 2021 as Healthcare Decisions Day in Washington – a day to recognize the importance of advance care planning and encourage individuals to discuss and record choices about future health care decisions. Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest (HCPNW) is part of this national effort to highlight National Healthcare Decisions Day.... Read More >>

It’s not too late to register for the Executive Safety Academy!

WSHA kicked off the Executive Safety Academy April 13 to rave reviews from participating hospital CEOs and executive leaders. WSHA has partnered with Healthcare Performance Improvement, a Press Ganey solution, to deliver the 2021 Executive Safety Academy.... Read More >>

WSHA behavioral health webinar introduces the SBIRT process for alcohol & other drug use

April is Alcohol Awareness month. Alcohol and other drug use are serious public health concerns that impact patients and hospitals/health care systems. ... Read More >>

WSHA opening comment period for Medicaid Quality Incentive measures

The measure set for the 2021 Medicaid Quality Incentive measurement period is under development and will be announced in May. New this year, WSHA is opening a comment period on the proposed measures.... Read More >>

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 >>

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