WSHA and AWPHD report on 2015 lobbying expenses for Medicare cost reports

March 2, 2016

The Medicare Provider Reimbursement Manual requires hospitals to adjust their Medicare cost reports to eliminate the portion of association dues related to lobbying expenses.

For calendar year 2015, the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) has determined 21 percent of its membership dues were expended in activities that meet the Medicare definition of lobbying. For the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts (AWPHD), 18 percent of its membership dues were used for lobbying. Please forward this information to the people in your organization responsible for completing and submitting Medicare cost reports.

If you have AWPHD questions, please contact Ben Lindekugel at or (206) 216-2528. Please direct any other questions to Andrew Busz at or (206) 216-2533.


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