Free Webinar Series for Rural Health Clinic Finance and Revenue Cycle

Rural health clinic staff are invited to participate in a seven-part webinar series focused on finance and revenue cycle for rural health clinics (RHCs). The series will occur weekly between... Read More >>

WSHA Comments on Medicare Proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment Hospital Rule for 2025

On June 10, WSHA submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule for FY 2025 after receiving feedback from hospital Chief... Read More >>

OIC Begins Rulemaking on Prior Authorizations, Ground Ambulance Balance Billing, and Pharmacy Benefit Managers

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) has begun the rulemaking process for several bills passed during recent legislative sessions: Prior Authorizations: OIC began rulemaking for provisions of 2023’s House... Read More >>

WSHA, HCA Provide Webinar: New Health Coverage for Undocumented Individuals

Please join WSHA and state Health Care Authority (HCA) staff on Thursday, June 20th from 12:00 PM-1:00PM to learn about a new state health care coverage program available to undocumented residents, called... Read More >>

State Attorneys General Admonish United on Change Healthcare

24 state Attorneys General, including the Attorney General for Washington State, sent United Healthcare a letter advising that it should not favor its own entities in its response to the... Read More >>

WSHA Provides New Law Implementation Guide and Schedule of Planned Bulletins

With conclusion of the 2024 legislative session, WSHA Government Affairs staff will provide member bulletins and implementation resources for laws passed during session. Members are encouraged to periodically check our New... Read More >>

OIC Instructs Carriers Regarding Change Healthcare Disruptions

In response to concerns voiced by WSHA and member hospitals to state agency staff about the ongoing impacts of the Change Healthcare cyber-attack, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC)... Read More >>

Proposed Medicare Inpatient Rule Includes 2.8 Percent Rate Increase

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 10 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2025. WSHA... Read More >>

WSHA Continues Advocacy on Optum/Change Healthcare Cyber Attack

WSHA is continuing to communicate with state agency staff about the impacts of the Change Healthcare cyber-attack and the critical needs of Washington’s hospitals and the patients we serve. While... Read More >>

Reminder: Shorter Prior Authorization Response Timelines Effective January 1, 2024

A new state law, E2SHB 1357, reduces the timeframes for state regulated carriers to respond to prior authorization requests for medical services and prescription drugs with the changes effective January... Read More >>

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