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Details of the governor’s 2022 supplemental budget

Today's edition of Inside Olympia includes details for the governor's 2022 supplemental budget... Read More >>

WSHA’s statement on Gov. Inslee’s 2022 supplemental budget

WSHA appreciates the investments the governor makes in the health care. Unfortunately, new health care spending is focused on transitioning out of federal pandemic programs... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Gov. Inslee Releases His 2022 Supplemental Budget

We appreciate the governor's investment in WSHA’s priority areas outlined below. Unfortunately, new health care spending in this budget is focused on transitioning out of federal pandemic programs... Read More >>

Medicare sequester moratorium extended

The U.S. House and Senate late last week voted to extend the moratorium on the 2 percent Medicare sequester through March 31.... Read More >>

Senate Approves Bill to Delay Healthcare Payment Cuts

On December 9, the U.S. Senate approved the Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act (PMAFSCA) which the President is expected to sign into law. ... Read More >>

HHS to distribute $9 billion in Covid Provider Relief Fund Payments

Yesterday, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that later this week it will distribute $9 billion of the $17 billion in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments to providers who have experienced revenue losses and expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read More >>

No Surprises Act Effective January 1 – Webinar Slides Available

Many provisions of the No Surprises Act (NSA) are effective January 1, 2022, including prohibitions on balance billing for out of network emergency services and out of network professional services performed at an in-network facility. ... Read More >>

WSHA Updates Regulatory Rules Tracker

WSHA’s Government Affairs team recently published an update to its Top Priority State Rules Tracker, which shows the highest-priority ongoing state rulemaking activities impacting hospitals and health systems as part of its State Regulatory Issues webpage. ... Read More >>

Emergency Use Authorization for EVUSHELD

On Dec. 8, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization to AstraZeneca's monoclonal antibody, EVUSHELD...... Read More >>

Register now for WSHA Virtual Hospital Advocacy Days 2022

Hospital and health system leadership are invited to join WSHA for the fourth annual Hospital Advocacy Days.... Read More >>

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