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Hospital Transparency and Reporting (2021 Session E2SHB 1272)

This bulletin informs hospitals about a hospital transparency and reporting law passed in the 2021 Washington State legislative session. ... Read More >>

Updated Notifiable Conditions Regulations Delayed Until January 2023

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform hospitals that the revisions to Washington State’s Notifiable Conditions regulations in chapter 246-101 WAC are delayed until January 1, 2023. ... Read More >>

Save the date: WSHA Advocacy Days Jan. 24-28, 2022

Mark your calendars to join us for WSHA’s Advocacy Days Jan. 24-28, 2022!... Read More >>

WSHA Requests OIC Reconsider Health Care Benefit Manager Interpretation

WSHA has contacted and met with the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) regarding an OIC legal interpretation that requires hospitals with delegated credentialing arrangements with insurers to register as health care benefit managers (HCBMs).... Read More >>

WSHA Comments on Surprise Billing Stakeholder Draft Legislation

Yesterday, WSHA submitted comments on stakeholder draft legislation reconciling provisions of the federal No Surprises Act (NSA) with Washington State’s Balance Billing Protection Act (BBPA).... Read More >>

Grace Period for Initial Provider Relief Funds Reporting Ends November 30

Providers who received one or more Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments exceeding $10,000, in the aggregate, during the first Payment Received Period were required to report on their use of funds by September 30, 2021.... Read More >>

CMS Releases 2022 Final Home Health and End Stage Renal Disease Rules

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final 2022 rules for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and Home Health on November 8 and 9 respectively, each with an effective date of January 1, 2022.... Read More >>

HCA Seeks Stakeholder Feedback on Multi-payer Primary Care Transformation Model

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) recently released an updated draft of its Multi-payer Primary Care Transformation Model (PCTM) and is seeking stakeholder feedback through a survey. The deadline to share survey feedback is Friday, November 19, 2021.... Read More >>

Registration Open for 2022 Virtual LEAD Academy & Project Management Courses

Washington Hospital Services (WHS) has opened registration for the 2022 Virtual LEAD Academy and Project Management courses.... Read More >>

Industry Partner to Provide Webinar – State of the Supply Chain: Current and Future Impact

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner, CommerceHealthcare will present a webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 11:00-12:00 for a conversation about the State of the Supply Chain with a panel of internationally recognized experts.... Read More >>

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