Workshop: Creating physician-focused alternative payment models

To help Washington State physicians navigate the world of value-based payment and alternative payment models, the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and the Medical Group Management Association, Washington State (MGMA-WA) have organized a half-day workshop on Saturday, June 25 that is specifically designed for physicians and their practices.... Read More >>

Hospital Financial Assistance/Charity Care Webinar – Important information on standards for charity care applications and communication

WSHA will host a members-only webinar on the WSHA-developed standard financial assistance application form and standard financial assistance communication plan for Washington State hospitals. The WSHA Board recommends that every hospital in Washington State adopt these documents.... Read More >>

Registration now open for Chelan conference

Registration is now open for the 40th Annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference in June 26-29 at Campbell’s resort in Chelan!... Read More >>

Registration to open next week for Rural Leadership Conference in Chelan June 26-29

Registration will open next week for the WSHA & AWPHD 40th Annual Rural Leadership Conference in Chelan, and you will be able to register online here. This year’s theme is “Point of View,” and we will be exploring health care through various perspectives, such as how hospitals and health systems are viewed by the community, consumers, health care executives and board members.... Read More >>

Mark your calendar for Rural Conference in Chelan, June 26-29, book your hotel now!

As the warmth of spring returns and the snow begins to melt away, it’s time for us to get ready for the WSHA & AWPHD 40th Annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference in Chelan June 26-29!... Read More >>

Webcast recording available: the Health Care Authority’s Link4Health initiative

WSHA hosted a one-hour webinar Feb. 23 to provide basic information and answer questions on Link4Health, the state’s effort to advance electronic exchange of clinical records and transform health care. This new program, sponsored by the Health Care Authority (HCA), is intended to provide real-time information exchange among providers caring for Medicaid patients. ... Read More >>

Link4Health webcast: Advancing health IT beyond organizational EHRs

WSHA hosted a webinar from 12-1 pm Feb. 23 to provide basic information and answer questions on Link4Health: the state’s effort to advance electronic exchange of clinical records and transform health care. This new program, sponsored by the Health Care Authority, is intended to provide real-time information exchange among providers caring for Medicaid patients. The state has partnered with OneHealthPort, the state-designated health information exchange, on this initiative.... Read More >>

Registration open for the 2016 WSHA disaster readiness conference

Registration is now open for WSHA’s annual disaster readiness conference. We have another blockbuster roster of presentations this year, as well as our first post-conference workshop on preparedness and response to emerging infectious diseases. A pre-conference Basic Disaster Life Support course is scheduled on May 31, also in Wenatchee. ... Read More >>

New Work on Rural Health Clinic Payment Has Started

The Washington State Health Care Authority has begun the process of updating its Medicaid payment methodology for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHC). HCA contracted with a consultant, Health Management Associates, to provide technical assistance as it meets with stakeholders to develop a successor to the current payment methodology. ... Read More >>

Health Care Authority Plans to Implement New Enrollment Policy; Plans Webinar

The Health Care Authority is planning significant changes to Apple Health enrollment. Under a new policy effective April 1, 2016, enrollees will be retroactively assigned to a managed care plan as of the beginning of the month the patient is enrolled, rather than at the beginning of the month following enrollment. ... Read More >>

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