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Washington State Hospital Association coordinates filing amicus brief in support of the ACA

 On April 1, 2019, the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) joined 25 other state hospital associations in filing an amicus brief in support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Hospital uninterrupted breaks bill advances, second cutoff has passed

Wednesday, April 3 was the policy cutoff for bills in the opposite chamber. Many of the bills WSHA supported continue to move through the process, but a small handful of very troubling bills continues to advance as well.... Read More >>

Washington State Department of Commerce announces $7.1m in grants for behavioral health care

Prior to the beginning of legislative session, WSHA identified several budget priorities to advocate for funding, especially regarding behavioral health care. ... Read More >>

WSHA coordinates filing amicus brief in support of the Affordable Care Act

This past Monday, WSHA joined 25 other state hospital associations in filing an amicus brief in support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Senate releases budget, also positive for health care

Today, the Senate released its proposed 2019-21 operating budget, following the release of its capital budget earlier in the week. The Senate’s budget contains similar themes as the House budget, and it is also positive for health care. ... Read More >>

From Inside Olympia: House releases budget, overall positive for health care

Earlier this week, the House released its proposed 2019-21 budget. Overall, this is a positive budget for health care and hospitals. ... Read More >>

House Budget Positive for Health Care

The House released its proposed 2019-21 budget Monday.... Read More >>

Agreement on Balance Billing Legislation in Olympia

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA), Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), and insurance carriers have a final agreement on amendments to House Bill 1065 – the Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s (OIC) bill to protect patients from unexpected out of network charges in certain situations.... Read More >>

Health Care Authority Provider Revalidation – Watch for Notices

The Health Care Authority (HCA) recently contacted WSHA regarding the federally required revalidation process. ... Read More >>

Important Information: 2018 Lobbying Expenses for Medicare Cost Reports

The Medicare Provider Reimbursement Manual requires hospitals to adjust their Medicare cost reports to eliminate the portion of association dues related to lobbying expenses... Read More >>

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