WSHA Provides Comments on CMS Outpatient and ASC Rule

WSHA has prepared draft comments it plans to submit to CMS Friday regarding the Medicare Proposed 2022 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) rule. ... Read More >>

WSHA Updates Regulatory Rules Tracker

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

WSHA Provides New Law Implementation Guide

To assist members with implementation of the many bills passed during the 2021 legislative session, WSHA has prepared and is maintaining a New Law Implementation Guide with links to published and upcoming bulletins, webcasts, and other materials.... Read More >>

Washington passes law establishing 9-8-8 call line for behavioral health crises and plans redesign of crisis behavioral health system

This bulletin provides hospitals information on E2SHB 1477, which will redesign Washington State’s crisis behavioral health services system and tie service delivery to 9-8-8, a universal three-digit telephone number for people to call when they or a loved one experiences a behavioral health crisis.... Read More >>

Join WSHA in raising awareness of the signs and risks of sepsis

In response to WSHA's advocacy work on Sepsis, Governor Inslee declared September as Sepsis Awareness Month in Washington State for the second year.... Read More >>

Celebrate National Recovery and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is both National Recovery Month and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The goal of these events is to raise awareness, increase community conversation, and instill hope.... Read More >>

New PMP check requirement for outpatient prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances to Medicaid patients

The Health Care Authority (HCA) is requiring a new prescription monitoring program (PMP) check requirement for outpatient prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances to Apple Health patients beginning Oct. 1, 2021.... Read More >>

Negotiations training uncovers the science of sharing information

Does your team know what information is dangerous to share or problematic to withhold during a negotiation? Do they know what questions they can ask that will give them more of what they need?... Read More >>

WHS and Sensato present: A virtual cybersecurity tactical simulation

Research shows that hospitals have approximately 14 minutes to respond quickly to thwart attackers’ efforts. After that, your actions transition to a focus on recovery.... Read More >>

AWPHD offers public hospital districts bond/levy webinar

The Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts (AWPHD) is excited to offer a new opportunity for PHDs to learn more about levy/bond measures to support their districts.... Read More >>

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