WSHA Confirms Government Shutdown Will not affect Medicare and Medicaid Payments

WSHA contacted and received confirmation from Noridian Healthcare Solutions that the partial federal shutdown should cause no disruptions to Medicare payments. ... Read More >>

WSHA Raises Concerns on Second Pre-Proposal Rule Changes to Exempt Employees

WSHA recently commented with concerns about the second pre-draft rules by the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) that would expand the class of workers who qualify for overtime pay. ... Read More >>

WSHA Releases its January 2019 State Regulatory Issues Update

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

Court Rules Medicare Cut to 340B Drug Payment Unlawful

On Dec. 27, a federal judge ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’s) nearly 30-percent cut to Medicare payment rates for many hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program was unlawful.... Read More >>

CMS Requires some Hospital Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories to Collect and Report Private Payor Rates

Section 216 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), requires certain clinical laboratories to collect and provide the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) information regarding commercial payor rates for purposes of calculating the Medicare Clinical Lab Fee Schedule.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Legislative session is now underway

The 2019 legislation begins today. This year’s session is the first in the two-year biennium and will last for 105 days, making it a “long” session. Policy bills will have 40 days to advance from their respective committees to the House or Senate floor. We expect hundreds of bills impacting health care to be introduced during this year’s session.... Read More >>

WSHA releases its January 2019 state regulatory issues update

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its January 2019 state regulatory update to its State Regulatory Issues webpage. Members will find a comprehensive view of state rulemaking activities that affect them.... 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 >>

New state law adds requirements for treating mammography patients

On January 1st, a new state law went in to effect requiring providers to share breast density classification information with mammography patients. ... Read More >>

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