MACRA for critical access hospitals

Click here to view webcast recording  Click here to view webcast slides Audience: This webinar is intended for CEOs, CFOs, Chief Medical Officers, and Quality Leaders at Critical Access Hospitals. Purpose:  MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act passed by Congress in 2015, fundamentally changes how physicians are paid by Medicare beginning in 2019. ... Read More >>

MACRA for non-critical access hospitals

Click here to view webcast recording  Click here to view webcast slides Audience: This webinar is intended for CEOs, CFOs, Chief Medical Officers, and Quality Leaders at Washington State non-Critical Access Hospitals. Purpose:  MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act passed by Congress in 2015, fundamentally changes how physicians are paid by Medicare beginning... Read More >>

Confronting the opioid epidemic: Appropriately treating pain while stopping abuse

Recording and slides from the webcast "Confronting the opioid epidemic: Appropriately treating pain while stopping abuse" on June 10.... Read More >>

DataGen Review of Medicare’s Readmission Reduction & Hospital Acquired Condition Programs & Reports for Washington Hospitals

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DataGen Review of Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing Program & VBP Reports for Washington State & Oregon Hospitals

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HAC Reduction Program Analysis Webcast

WSHA hosted a webinar to discuss the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program Analysis. The webcast provided an overview of the HAC program as well as provide insights to your hospital specific impact analysis.... Read More >>

Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Program Estimated Quality Metrics webcast recording and slides

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Quality Metric analysis is intended to provide an estimate of the hospital’s performance using the composite scoring methodology described in the final program rules published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).... Read More >>

Link4Health webcast: Advancing health IT beyond organizational EHRs

WSHA hosted a webinar from 12-1 pm Feb. 23 to provide basic information and answer questions on Link4Health: the state’s effort to advance electronic exchange of clinical records and transform health care. This new program, sponsored by the Health Care Authority, is intended to provide real-time information exchange among providers caring for Medicaid patients. The state has partnered with OneHealthPort, the state-designated health information exchange, on this initiative.... Read More >>

Legislative session kickoff

Cassie Sauer, Claudia Sanders and Mary Kay Clunies-Ross talked about WSHA’s top priorities for the session, as well as how recent leadership changes might affect health care legislation this year.... Read More >>

Webcast: Implementing Senate Bill 5593 – Delivery and Payment for Health Care Services by Hospitals for Inmates and Persons Detained by Law Enforcement

This bulletin is intended to inform you of important changes in Washington state law as a result of enactment of Senate Bill 5593. The bill addresses two issues related to care for people in law enforcement custody: guarding and payment. First, on guarding, the bill requires that when law enforcement accompanies patients who are in custody for a violent offense or a sex offense into the hospital, law enforcement must continue to accompany or secure the patient, except in certain situations. Second, on payment, it establishes a default payment rate for services that are the responsibility of the law enforcement jurisdiction (in the absence of a negotiated agreement between the hospital and the law enforcement jurisdiction).... Read More >>

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