House and Senate approve their respective budgets: no cuts, health initiatives funded

The Washington State House and Senate have now each passed their respective budgets. WSHA supports the spending plans of both the House and Senate, both of which put important resources into health care, most prominently making improvements to the behavioral health system.... Read More >>

Providers mandated to participate in HCA’s Link4Health Clinical Data Repository

The Health Care Authority (HCA) is building a new data depository, the Link4Health Clinical Data Repository (CDR) to allow providers to access certain Medicaid patient clinical records from other providers and facilities.... Read More >>

Senate Budget Released: Positive News for WSHA Budget Priorities

The Senate Coalition Caucus released its budget today, and it is overall positive for WSHA's budget priorities.... Read More >>

HCA to Update Grouper and Weights for Medicaid Outpatient Hospital Payment

The Health Care Authority is updating the grouper and weights used to calculate payments for Medicaid outpatient hospital services by prospective payment hospitals.... Read More >>

WSHA, Hospital Members to Testify on “Balance Billing” Bill

Early next week the Senate Health Care Committee is expected to hear House Bill 2114, which provides protection from balance billing for patients who receive care from a non-contracted provider at a hospital that is contracted with their health plan.... Read More >>

WSHA Analysis and Webinar: House unveils legislation to repeal and replace ACA

On Monday, House Republican leadership released legislation to repeal and replace major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).... Read More >>

Medicare Outpatient Observation Notification in effect March 8. Webinar slides and summary available

On February 22, WSHA hosted a webinar providing an overview of the NOTICE Act requirements and the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notification (MOON) form. The Act requires hospitals, including critical access hospitals, to notify Medicare patients who have been placed in observation status. ... Read More >>

WSHA provides financial and quality analyses to hospitals

WSHA recently produced and sent a series of hospital-specific analyses to the chief financial officer or other designated finance persons at each of our member hospitals.... Read More >>

Reduce costs without compromising patient care by refurbished equipment

How can providers see more patients and maintain excellent patient care while juggling reductions in reimbursement and bundled payment scenarios? This is a question on the forefront of everyone’s minds and has probably caused more than a few sleepless nights.... Read More >>

Commerce Bank: Providing Value for our Members in their Accounts Payable Processes

WSHA Industry Partner Commerce Bank is helping hospitals transform their accounts payable processes and identify and realize potential savings.... Read More >>

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