U.S. Supreme Court decision impacting 340B hospitals

The Supreme Court found in favor of the AHA, reversing a prior ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and holding that, absent a survey of hospital acquisition costs, HHS may not vary the reimbursement rates only for 340B hospitals... Read More >>

WSHA’s has infection prevention and control resources to support hospitals

All health care providers know the challenge of health-care-acquired infections (HAIs), especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the HAI improvements from before the pandemic were lost because of it... Read More >>

‘The Board’s Role in Credentialing & Privileging’ rescheduled

The Board’s Role in Credentialing & Privileging has been rescheduled for 12 – 1 p.m. Monday, August 22. This governance education webinar will be presented by WSHA’s Executive Vice President Taya Briley and Senior Vice President of Safety & Quality Darcy Jaffe... Read More >>

WA DOH surveys now in progress

ome Washington Hospital Services (WHS) clients are reporting that Washington State Department of Health (DOH) 2022 surveys are happening earlier than anticipated. These surveys are inclusive of the COVID-19 Vaccination Compliance mandate, which went into effect in November 2021... Read More >>

New LEAD Academy cohort starts Aug. 24, 2022

Washington Hospital Services’ Virtual LEAD Academy offers a comprehensive and engaging modular training that focuses on building and strengthening key leadership competencies... Read More >>

COVID-19 therapeutics update: Report to HPOP Mondays and Thursdays; CDC updates clinical considerations; Nationwide utilization data available

Therapeutic inventory reporting in the Health Partner Ordering Portal (HPOP) is now required on Mondays and Thursdays by 11:59 p.m. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) shared instructions to assist providers in updating administered and available treatment courses... Read More >>

Recent member news: 6/23/2022

Recent member news from the June 23, 2022 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

WSHA urges Senate to reduce gun violence with bipartisan legislation

We are heartened by the news that the Senate has reached a bipartisan agreement focused on reducing gun violence. WSHA joins the American Hospital Association in urging Congress to quickly pass the proposal.... Read More >>

Free virtual training on SDOH screening Aug. 2 –3: Limited space, sign up now!

In alignment with its new Framework for Health Equity, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed two new Hospital Inpatient PPS quality measures instructing hospitals to collect and report on patient health-related social needs, or social determinants of health (SDOH).... Read More >>

Evaluating Washington State’s cardiac and stroke emergency response system

During the 2022 legislative session, policymakers passed SSB 5821 that directs the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to evaluate the state's cardiac and stroke emergency response system.... Read More >>

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