HCA and OIC provide vaccine counseling payment information

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) and the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) have both released information regarding payment to providers for vaccine counseling services.... Read More >>

Public Option Bill Includes Participation Mandate for Hospitals

Senate Bill 5377 enacted during the 2021 legislative session makes some key modifications to public option health plans (also known as “Cascade Care Select”). ... Read More >>

Supreme Court Denies Hospitals’ Request for Review of Medicare Hospital Clinic Payment Cuts

On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and hospitals challenging the U.S Department of health and Human Services’ (HHS’) site-neutral payment policy, allowing Medicare payment cuts to off-campus hospital-based clinics to continue. ... Read More >>

CARES Provider Relief Fund Reporting Begins: Webinars Available

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has begun the process for hospitals and providers to report their use of funding received from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund (PRF). ... Read More >>

Reporting of Coronavirus Relief Funds from the State

We recently learned from the HCA that the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the CRF funding is 21.019. This award number should be used on each hospital’s Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) as part of the organization’s single audit.... Read More >>

WSHA Provides Regulatory Tracker Update

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

OIC Releases Report on BBPA Arbitration

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) released a report of arbitration proceedings and results for 2020 under the state’s Balance Billing Protection Act (BBPA). ... Read More >>

Bulletin: Upcoming Changes to Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

The COVID-19 pandemic created a significant demand for medical and family leave by workers throughout Washington state. This created opportunities for the Washington State Legislature to enact legislation that modifies and expands access to the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program. ... Read More >>

Upcoming changes to Washington’s Paid Family Medical Leave program

The COVID-19 pandemic created a significant demand for medical and family leave by workers throughout Washington State.... Read More >>

Upcoming Changes To Washington’s Paid Family Medical Leave Program

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform hospitals about legislative changes made during the 2021 session to the Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program.... Read More >>

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