Washington hospital commercial payment among lowest in country, compared to Medicare payment

A recent analysis of hospital claims data by the RAND Corporation determined that commercial payment rates for Washington hospitals are among the lowest in the nation, when compared to Medicare payment for the same services.... Read More >>

WSHA, OAHHS asks HHS for thoughtful process in ramping down COVID-19 waivers

WSHA recently sent a joint letter with the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asking for the department to take a careful and thoughtful approach in transitioning waivers and regulatory flexibilities associated with the COVID-19 public health emergency.... Read More >>

Law change: Hospitals must adopt pathogen policy for 2023

The Washington State Legislature passed an important law change for hospitals this year. HB 1739 (2022) requires hospitals to adopt a policy on the prevention and control of the transmission of pathogens of epidemiological concern by Jan. 1, 2023.... Read More >>

UPDATE – WSHA & AWPHD Governance & Executive Education

The Board’s Role in Credentialing & Privileging has been rescheduled for Monday, August 22 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.... Read More >>

CDC resources on Monkeypox

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating monkeypox cases in the United States in 2022.... Read More >>

NRTRC telemedicine survey open until June 13

The Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC) is conducting a survey to understand the current state of telehealth and how best to respond to those implementing and sustaining telehealth services.... Read More >>

Free de-escalation communication training offered by DOH

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Behavioral Health Group is offering a free, virtual training on de-escalation communication.... Read More >>

Stericycle offers hospital customers 24/7 Department of Transportation Training online

Remain compliant as your Stericycle hospital completes the mandatory training required by the Department of Transportation (DOT) every three years and within 90 days of hire for employees who package medical waste for transport or sign shipping papers.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 5/26/2022

Recent member news from the May 26, 2022, edition of the Weekly Report newsletter.... Read More >>

WSHA presents Providence Mount Carmel Hospital with Rural Quality Everyday Extraordinary Award

Congratulations to Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville for winning WSHA’s 2022 Rural Quality Everyday Extraordinary Award for its falls reduction program!... Read More >>

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