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MACRA webcast recordings still available

WSHA hosted two webcasts on July 26 detailing how the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which was passed by Congress in 2015, fundamentally changes how physicians are paid. These changes will have significant implications on your organizations and physicians.... Read More >>

Court Moves Ahead on Ruling to End Boarding

At the latest hearing in the Pierce County case In Re Detention of A.W., Commissioner Craig Adams denied the state's motion for reconsideration and appointed Jeff Sconyers to the position of Special Master. The Special Master is being appointed to ensure that the court's directives are being followed and that all the steps required by the ruling are being followed.... Read More >>

Ambitious goals for the Washington Hospital PAC

The 2016 PAC campaign is underway, with leadership from our PAC Advisory Committee, chaired by Russ Myers of Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. The committee has set an ambitious goal of raising a total of $220,000 this year, with an intermediate goal of raising $100,000 by August 31 so we can get early money in the hands of excellent candidates for office.... Read More >>

Getting opioids out of your community – A new drug take-back program

Cordant Health Solutions recently released a drug take-back program that aims to keep unused medications off the streets and out of the hands of those who may be at risk for abuse. ... Read More >>

CMS proposes bundled payment models for cardiac and hip fracture care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 25 proposed a new payment model that would bundle payment to acute care hospitals for heart attack and cardiac bypass surgery services. The proposed rule also would expand the existing Comprehensive Care for Joint (CJR) Replacement model to include other surgical treatments for hip and femur fractures beyond hip replacement.... Read More >>

Pharmacy Commission considers rules on new license provisions

On July 18, the State Pharmacy Commission released a draft emergency rule to allow hospitals to extend their pharmacy license to owned clinics for the purpose of transferring medications. The commission will consider approving the emergency rule at a special meeting from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. July 29. The web meeting is open to the public.... Read More >>

MACRA for critical access hospitals

Click here to view webcast recording  Click here to view webcast slides Audience: This webinar is intended for CEOs, CFOs, Chief Medical Officers, and Quality Leaders at Critical Access Hospitals.... Read More >>

MACRA for non-critical access hospitals

Click here to view webcast recording  Click here to view webcast slides Audience: This webinar is intended for CEOs, CFOs, Chief Medical Officers, and Quality Leaders at Washington State non-Critical... Read More >>

Webcasts July 26 on how MACRA changes how physicians are paid

WSHA will host two webcasts on July 26 detailing how the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which was passed by Congress in 2015, fundamentally changes how physicians are paid. WSHA will offer separate webcasts for critical access hospitals (8-9:30 a.m.) and non-critical access hospitals (12-1:30 p.m.).... Read More >>

Notice – date change for elective PCI certificate of need rulemaking meeting

The rules development meeting to discuss proposed changes to certificate of need for elective PCI has been changed to Wednesday, August 3 from 9am to 12pm. ... Read More >>

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