WSHA Raises Concerns on Senate Committee Bill

WSHA submitted comments to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) in response to the most recent version of the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019.... Read More >>

WSHA Seeks Feedback on L&I’s Formal Proposal to Revise Overtime Employment Rules

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has released its formal proposal to update the regulations governing Executive, Administrative and Professional (EAP) workers, also known as exempt employees. ... Read More >>

OIC Begins Rulemaking for Balance Billing Law: WSHA Bulletin and Webcast Slides Available

In the 2019 session, WSHA worked hard to ensure the state legislature enacted a bill on surprise billing (HB 1065) that made sense for patients and hospitals. ... Read More >>

HCA Issues SFY 2019 Small Rural DSH and Access Grant Payments – 2020 DSH Application Process Begins

The Health Care Authority has sent $3.8 million in Small Rural Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments and an additional $2 million in grant payments to non-DSH critical access hospitals for the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.... Read More >>

WSHA provides Implementation Resources for Bills Passed during 2019 Legislative Session

WSHA’s 2019 implementation guide is now online. ... Read More >>

Save the Date: July 1, 2019 – WSHA webinar on Changes to Medical and Consumer Debt Laws

WSHA is preparing members for two new laws governing consumer and medical debt that go into effect July 28, 2019.... Read More >>

CMS Seeks Input on Reducing Administrative, Regulatory Burden

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking new ideas from the public on how to ease administrative burden and improve health care delivery, building on its 2017 Patients over Paperwork initiative.... Read More >>

DOH Proposes Increases to Hospital Licensing Fees, Rulemaking Hearing and Comments due June 25

The Department of Health (DOH) is proposing increases to hospital licensing fees by about 60 percent, from the current $138 to $220 per bed for general, acute care hospitals and from $85 to $135 per bed for psychiatric and chemical dependency hospitals licensed. ... Read More >>

OIC Seeks Input on Rulemaking for Surprise Billing Law by June 14

The Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) is seeking input on rulemaking for HB 1065, the new surprise billing law.... Read More >>

WSHA Releases June 2019 State Regulatory Issues Update

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

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