Proposed Hospital Licensing Fee Increase, DOH Webinar Scheduled for May 8, 9:00-10:00 AM

The Department of Health (DOH) is proposing increases to hospital licensing fees from the current $138 to $220 per bed for hospitals licensed under 70.41 RCW and from $85 to $135 per bed for psychiatric and chemical dependency hospitals licensed under 71.12 RCW, about a 60 percent increase.... Read More >>

WSHA Sends Information on Hospital Safety Net Assessment Calculations

The Health Care Authority (HCA) will be finalizing the Hospital Safety Net Assessment program for SFY 2020 once the 2019-2021 biennial budget is passed.... Read More >>

Slides Available From 2016 DSH Audit Webcast

The Health Care Authority is making available presentation slides from the SFY 2016 Disproportional Share Hospital (DSH) audit training webcast provided by Myers and Stauffer on April 3, 2019.... Read More >>

WSHA Receives Update on EHR Incentive Payment Audit

WSHA recently received an update from Health Care Authority (HCA) staff regarding the status of payments following the audit of Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments. ... Read More >>

Proposed Hospital Licensing Fee Increase, DOH Webinar Scheduled for May 8, 9:00-10:00 AM

The Department of Health (DOH) is proposing increases to hospital licensing fees from the current $138 to $220 per bed for hospitals licensed under 70.41 RCW and from $85 to $135 per bed for psychiatric and chemical dependency hospitals licensed under 71.12 RCW, about a 60 percent increase. ... Read More >>

House Budget Positive for Health Care

The House released its proposed 2019-21 budget Monday.... Read More >>

Agreement on Balance Billing Legislation in Olympia

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA), Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), and insurance carriers have a final agreement on amendments to House Bill 1065 – the Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s (OIC) bill to protect patients from unexpected out of network charges in certain situations.... Read More >>

Health Care Authority Provider Revalidation – Watch for Notices

The Health Care Authority (HCA) recently contacted WSHA regarding the federally required revalidation process. ... Read More >>

Important Information: 2018 Lobbying Expenses for Medicare Cost Reports

The Medicare Provider Reimbursement Manual requires hospitals to adjust their Medicare cost reports to eliminate the portion of association dues related to lobbying expenses... Read More >>

WSHA Releases Its March 2019 State Regulatory Issues Update

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

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