Governor Inslee Releases Comprehensive Behavioral Health Plan

Yesterday, Gov. Jay Inslee released a behavioral health plan for the state.... Read More >>

Overtime Pay Rulemaking: Comment Deadline Extended to Dec 31, 2018

The Washington Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) has extended the deadline for commenting on the revised draft rule regarding overtime exemption rules to December 31, 2018. ... Read More >>

CMS Updates FAQs Regarding January 1, 2019 Transparency Requirement

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released an updated version of their Frequently Asked Questions document concerning the requirement that hospitals provide standard charges in machine readable format via the internet effective January 1. ... Read More >>

WSHA Publishes Its December 2018 State Regulatory Issues Update

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its December 2018 State Regulatory Update, which can be found on its State Regulatory Issues webpage. ... Read More >>

WSHA Provides Hospital Specific Analyses of Recently Finalized Medicare Changes

WSHA recently sent a summary and hospital-specific analyses of the Final Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule to the Chief Financial Officer or designated finance person at each member hospital. ... Read More >>

WSHA plans to submit proposal in charity care rulemaking ahead of December 19 rules workshop

WSHA is currently working on draft language to submit to the Department of Health (DOH) to propose changes to the charity care regulations.... Read More >>

WSHA Provides Guidance on CMS 2019 IPPS Final Rule Transparency Requirement

WSHA recently sent a bulletin to hospital chief financial officers, government affairs staff, and legal staff regarding a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirement that all hospitals post their standard charges as reflected in the chargemaster.... Read More >>

New Fiscal Requirement for Hospital Nurse Staffing Plans

In 2017, our state legislature enacted House Bill 1714 regarding nurse staffing committees. ... Read More >>

WSHA Seeking Feedback on L&I’s Revised Draft Rules on Overtime Pay Exemptions

WSHA is seeking feedback from hospitals about a revised proposal by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) to change its overtime exemption rules governing Executive, Administrative and Professional (EAP) workers. ... Read More >>

Charity care rulemaking underway: WSHA holding member webcasts

WSHA will hold two webcasts to discuss the Department of Health’s charity care rulemaking.... Read More >>

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