WSHA hosted a webinar Nov. 23 on important information about development of a standard financial assistance application form and standard financial assistance communication plan for Washington State hospitals. The webinar included a discussion of the impetus to develop standard documents, an overview of the workgroup process, and review of the draft application form and communication plan. This is an important topic for all Washington State hospitals. WSHA recommends every hospital review this the application and communication plan. These documents are still in draft form, and WSHA welcomes feedback by Dec. 1. We plan to ask our board to adopt finalized versions of these documents as a Washington standard at its upcoming meeting in early December.
Please contact Cliff Duggan if you are interested in receiving a copy of the recorded webinar. You can reach Cliff at CliffD@wsha.org or (206) 216-2517. Additional information about the standardized financial assistance documents is available in a recent WSHA bulletin. (Zosia Stanley)