Hospital clinical experts needed on the Health Technology Clinical Committee

The Washington State Health Care Authority is seeking to fill three vacancies on the Health Technology Clinical Committee. Qualified health professionals who use health technology in their scope of practice and who have experience with evidence-based medicine are encouraged to apply.Applications will be accepted until 5pm June 1.... Read More >>

Seeking applications for out-of-pocket cost task force

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities final rule May 13 to advance health equity under the Affordable Care Act. The final rule prohibits sex discrimination in health care.... Read More >>

Members of Washington congressional delegation urge CMS to adopt ‘flexible’ rules

At WSHA’s request, seven members of the Washington congressional delegation have signed a letter urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to adopt “flexible” rules as it implements a major change in how it provides payments for services provided in off-campus, provider-based facilities.... Read More >>

Opportunity to recruit and retain providers to your community

The purpose of this bulletin is to remind rural organizations with clinics to apply to become a National Health Shortage Community (NHSC) approved site. It does take time to gather the application materials for the submission deadline of June 7, 2016.... Read More >>

Pierce County Project Access congratulates partners on award

he Pierce County Project Access Donated Care program is supported by physicians and other health care providers who donate care to Pierce County residents who earn up to 250% of the Federal Poverty level and are uninsured. This network of health care providers was just awarded the City of Tacoma 2015 City of Destiny Award for Health and Wellness!... Read More >>

WSHA encourages hospitals to complete AHA/FHA survey on rising drug costs

WSHA, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and other hospitals groups are concerned about the effect rising drug costs are having on hospital budgets and hospital costs, particularly if drugs are bundled as part of a hospital prospective payment methodology.... Read More >>

How Remote Patient Monitoring Can Impact Hospital Readmissions

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner HealthVUE has written a piece on the positive impact remote patient monitoring (RPM) can have on reducing hospital readmissions.... Read More >>

HCA Provides Webinar Slides for Potentially Preventable Readmissions Program

On April 28 the Health Care Authority hosted a webinar on its Medicaid program on potentially preventable readmissions. Under this program, effective January 1, 2016, the state applies a prospective... Read More >>

WSHA, Member Hospitals Address Under-reporting of DSH Medicaid Days

WSHA is working with the Health Care Authority (HCA) to address an issue causing a possible under-reporting of Medicaid days used on hospital Medicare cost reports. An under-reporting of days can result in loss of Medicare disproportional share hospital (DSH) payments.... Read More >>

HCA In Process of Finalizing SFY 2017 Safety Net Assessment Program

The Hospital Safety Net Assessment Program for SFY 2017, which begins July 1, 2016, is expected to be stable and relatively unchanged compared to 2016. WSHA is working closely with Health Care Authority staff to ensure the program continues to work as designed to provide budget savings to the state and funding for Medicaid hospital services.... Read More >>

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