WSHA raises concerns on senate committee bill

WSHA submitted comments to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) in response to the most recent version of the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019. In our comments, WSHA opposed the act’s proposal to allow insurers to apply default payment rates for out-of-network services. ... Read More >>

Remembering Ben Lindekugel

We are sad to announce that Ben Lindekugel, executive director of the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts, passed away the night of June 20, 2019. We are devastated by this loss.... Read More >>

WSHA releases June 2019 State Regulatory Issues Update

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its June 2019 update to its State Regulatory Issues webpage.... Read More >>

Draft CMS guidance on hospital co-location released, WSHA requests comments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released draft guidance on hospital co-location and shared service arrangements, available online. ... Read More >>

Washington State Hospital Association coordinates filing amicus brief in support of the ACA

 On April 1, 2019, the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) joined 25 other state hospital associations in filing an amicus brief in support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ... Read More >>

Introducing the WSHA Governance Education Program

Beginning in 2019, WSHA is launching its Governance Education Program. This new service, offered exclusively for member CEOs and board members, will increase knowledge and understanding of hospital governance in Washington State, and assist CEOs and board leaders in assessing and enhancing board effectiveness.... Read More >>

WSHA analyzes state’s rural model

The Health Care Authority has begun to provide additional information for the 52 rural hospitals in Washington on its multi-payer proposal to revise Medicaid, Medicare and commercial payment. ... Read More >>

Save the date for WSHA’s Hospital Advocacy Day in Olympia Feb. 7

The 2019 state legislative session kicks off on Monday, Jan. 14, and we are excited to announce that we will host a Hospital Advocacy Day in Olympia Thursday, Feb. 7.... Read More >>

Join us Jan. 17 for the legislative session kickoff webcast

Join us for at noon Thursday, Jan. 17 for our state legislative session kickoff webcast. The webcast will cover what to expect during the 2019 legislative session, give an overview of WSHA’s legislative priorities and hot topics, and give you more information about Hospital Advocacy Day on Thursday, Feb. 7. ... Read More >>

WSHA’s Decision Support team has become WSHA Analytics

I’m excited to let you know that the Washington State Hospital Association’s Decision Support team has undergone a name change, becoming WSHA Data Analytics. ... Read More >>

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