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2024 Pharmacy self-inspection worksheets now available

The Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission (PQAC) has released updated self-inspection worksheets. State regulation requires that responsible pharmacy managers conduct an annual self-inspection in March and within 30 days of naming a new responsible pharmacy manager.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Bills still alive following opposite chamber fiscal committee cutoff

The most recent cutoff of session was Monday, Feb. 26, when most bills needed to pass from fiscal committees in the opposite chamber to continue advancing... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Bills still alive following opposite chamber committee cutoff

The most recent cutoff of session was Wednesday, Feb. 21, when most bills needed to pass from committees in the opposite chamber (with the exception of fiscal committees)... Read More >>

Senate and House Release Proposed 2024 Supplemental Budgets

The Senate released its proposed 2024 budget Sunday evening, Feb. 18, and the House released its proposed 2024 budget Monday, Feb. 19 at noon. Over the next couple of weeks,... Read More >>

HCA Opens CY 2024 Distressed Hospital Grant Applications

The Health Care Authority (HCA) is currently accepting applications for $10 million in distressed hospital grant (DHG) funds as outlined in RCW 74.60.100 for calendar year 2024. Completed applications must... Read More >>

HCA Provides Billing Instructions for Ancillary Services Provided During Administrative Days

The Washington State Health Care Authority’s February update to the Medicaid Inpatient Hospital Billing Guide includes instructions for billing covered ancillary services that are paid separately and in addition to... Read More >>

OIC Provides Prior Authorization Law Implementation Update and Requests Comments

In 2023, the Legislature enacted E2SHB 1357 to modernize prior authorization processes. The law shortens prior authorization determination timelines, adds standards for clinical review criteria, and requires carriers to use... Read More >>

New Reporting Process for Inpatient WVA-supplied Vaccines

The Washington Vaccine Association (WVA) has developed and announced a notification process for hospitals to report WVA supplied vaccines provided during an inpatient stay. The new process was developed by... Read More >>

Distressed Hospital Grant applications are now open

The Health Care Authority released the Distressed Hospital Grant application. You can view and apply for the grant here.... Read More >>

Senate and House release proposed 2024 supplemental budgets

Over the next couple of weeks, the two chambers will work together to craft a final budget. The legislative session adjourns March 7... Read More >>

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