HCA Announces Five Carriers Will Offer Public Option Health Plans

A key milestone for implementing Cascade Care has been reached. ... Read More >>

WSHA Comments on Arbitration Provisions in the State’s Balance Billing Protection Act

On June 15, WSHA submitted comments on a second round of rulemaking related to the Balance Billing Protection Act (BBPA) passed during the 2019 legislative session and effective January 1, 2020. ... Read More >>

WSHA Updates its 2020 New Law Implementation Guide. New Publications Available.

With the 2020 legislative session ending months ago, the implementation of new laws passed during the session is in full swing.... Read More >>

August 1 Deadline for State Fiscal Year 2021 DSH Applications

The Health Care Authority (HCA) has begun the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) application process for state fiscal year 2021.... Read More >>

Website Provides Answers to COVID-19 Billing and Payment Questions

WSHA is continuing to provide Medicare updates to the Washington Healthcare Forum website which addresses provider COVID-19 billing and payment questions. ... Read More >>

Forecast Council Predicts Massive State Revenue Shortfall

Last week, the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) estimated a $4.5 billion decrease to Near General Fund revenue collections for the remainder of the state budget period ending June 30, 2021. ... Read More >>

WSHA Seeks Hospital Information on COVID-19 Financial Impact

WSHA is continuing its efforts to have up-to-date information on the financial impact of the COVID-19 emergency on Washington hospitals. ... Read More >>

WSHA Releases June 2020 Regulatory Update

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its June 2020 update to its State Regulatory Issues webpage. ... Read More >>

L&I Releases New Overtime Pay Guidance Tool

Washington State’s new overtime pay regulations take effect July 1, 2020. The new rules establish an overtime pay threshold of 2.5 times the state’s minimum wage with a phased-in implementation until 2028. ... Read More >>

September 1 Deadline for Exemption from Medicare Interoperability Programs

The deadline for hospitals to request a hardship exemption to the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Programs is Tuesday, September 1. ... Read More >>

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