WSHA, unions reach compromise on staffing bill

After weeks of negotiations, we are pleased to report we have reached a compromise on SB 5236 – the staffing bill that would have mandated nurse-to-staff ratios. Most notably, there... Read More >>

No Surprises Act arbitration resumes, but only for services prior to October 25, 2022

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has instructed Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) entities for the federal No Surprises Act to resume arbitration proceedings, but only for payment disputes... Read More >>

OIC extends Balance Billing Protection Act arbitration process until at least January 1, 2024

On a related note, the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner recently announced that the dispute resolution mechanism under the state’s Balance Billing Protection Act (BBPA) would be extended... Read More >>

WSHA and AWPHD Report on 2022 Lobbying Expenses for Adjusting Medicare Cost Reports

The Medicare Provider Reimbursement Manual requires hospitals to adjust their Medicare cost reports to deduct the portion of association dues related to lobbying expenses. WSHA and AWPHD recently calculated and... Read More >>

OIC issues final rule implementing HB 1688 Balance Billing

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) issued its final CR-103 rule to implement E2SHB 1688. The rule aligns portions of the state’s Balance Billing Protection Act as... Read More >>

WSHA updates regulatory rulemaking page

WSHA’s Government Affairs team recently published an update to its Top Priority Rules Tracker, which shows the highest-priority ongoing state rulemaking activities impacting hospitals and health systems as part of its State... Read More >>

Revenue forecast indicates short term gains, long term challenges

The revenue forecast released by the Washington State Economic and Review Forecast Council on November 18 indicated short term revenue increases, but a cautious longer range outlook. The forecast, including... Read More >>

PPS 340B hospitals must resubmit 2022 claims for drug payment correction

Earlier this year, the US Supreme Court overturned cuts made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to PPS hospitals for hospital administered drugs under the 340B program. For... Read More >>

Rebilling HCA for Naloxone may be needed

Recently, Health Care Authority (HCA) staff alerted WSHA  HCA corrected an error in the fee schedule amount for Naloxone for Medicaid enrollees and uninsured patients. The previous fee schedule incorrectly... Read More >>

WSHA comments on BBPA rulemaking

Last week, WSHA submitted comments to the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s (OIC) CR-102 draft rule to implement E2SHB 1688, which aligns portions of the state’s Balance Billing Protection Act... Read More >>

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