Recent member news: 2/11/2016

Recent member news from the Feb. 11, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

PARA HealthCare provides insight into CMS payment delay for codes G0477‐G0483 and 90360

Washington Hospital Services’ Industry Partner PARA HealthCare has written an article about some of the consequences of and solutions to the delay in payment by CMS for drug screen codes G0477-G0438 and flu vaccine 90360. ... Read More >>

Lourdes Health Network offering scholarships to students pursuing careers in health care

The Lourdes Foundation and Lourdes Auxiliary is helping students pursue careers in the health care field by offering seven scholarships to students living the Tri-Cities and Burbank areas. Six of the scholarships are for $1,500, and one is for $500. They will be award based on merit, volunteerism and financial need.... Read More >>

Celebrating National Heart Month across Washington State

Hospitals and health systems across Washington State are celebrating National Heart Month, raising awareness about heart health. ... Read More >>

Leaders in Health Care Gala to honor former AHA President/Washingtonian Rich Umbdenstock

Washington’s 2016 Leaders in Health Care Gala Awards Dinner, sponsored by Seattle Business Magazine, will be held the evening of Feb. 25 at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront hotel. This year, former American Hospital Association (AHA) President Rich Umbdenstock will be honored with a lifetime achievement award. ... Read More >>

Skagit Regional Health cleared to lease Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics

Skagit Regional Health has received a Certificate of Need from the state Department of Health, which grants it approval to enter into a long-term lease of Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics. The approval allows the organizations to complete work on integration details and begin the 30-year lease on June 1.... Read More >>

CredSimple offers insight into the physician credentialing process, NCQA compliance

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner CredSimple has written two articles on topics surrounding physician credentialing. The first article discusses the benefits of centralized physician credentialing, and the second discusses some common pitfalls that organizations can fall into in trying to follow NCQA regulations.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 2/4/16

Recent member news from the Feb. 4, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Overlake Medical Center launches expansion project to serve growing community

Overlake Medical Center announced last week plans for Project futureCARE, a $242 million investment to transform health care on the King County’s Eastside. The medical center held a groundbreaking to celebrate the first phase of the project: the Overlake Cancer Center, which is slated to open in the second quarter of 2017.... Read More >>

Whidbey General Hospital reveals new name — WhidbeyHealth — to unify its health system

Whidbey General Hospital began as a single facility in 1970, but a lot has changed in the last 45 years, with the hospital growing into a $100-million-per-year health network. It now has eight clinics, from Oak Harbor to Clinton, that go by almost as many different names. With this growth and demand for health care service in the community, it is changing its name to WhidbeyHealth.... Read More >>

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