WSHA Updates Regulatory Rulemaking Page

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

WSHA Provides New Law Implementation Guide

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... Read More >>

US Senate Passes Legislation to Delay and Reduce Health Care Cuts

On March 8, the U.S. Senate voted 75-22 to pass a package of six appropriations bills funding certain federal agencies through fiscal year (FY) 2024. The legislation was passed in the... Read More >>

AHA to Host Webinar on Hospital Price Transparency Machine-readable Format Requirements

The American Hospital Association (AHA) will host a members-only webinar April 10 at 12:00 p.m. to review new formatting for machine-readable files required under the CMS outpatient rule. A summary... Read More >>

WSHA and AWPHD Report on 2023 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. Please forward this information to the... Read More >>

CMS Provides information on FFS Medicare Accelerated Payments

In response to the disruption to claims submission and payment caused by the Change Healthcare situation, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) instructed Medicare Administrative Contractors to implement... Read More >>

WSHA Provides Optum/Change Healthcare Cyber Attack Resource Page

WSHA is communicating with elected officials and state agencies about the impacts of the disruptions due to the Change Healthcare cyber-attack and the critical needs of Washington’s  hospitals and the... Read More >>

Legislature Releases Final 2024 Supplemental Budget

The Washington State Legislature released its final 2024 supplemental budget March 6. This is a supplemental budget year, which means this budget provides updates to the 2023-2025 biennial budget passed... Read More >>

Legislature Passes Health Care Legislation

Friday, March 1 was the last day for the legislature to pass bills from the opposite chamber, except for initiatives, budgets and matters necessary to implement budgets. Differences between versions... Read More >>

OIC Extends BBPA Dispute Resolution Process

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) announced it will be extending the dispute resolution process under the state’s Balance Billing Protection Act (BBPA) through at least June of 2025.... Read More >>

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