WSHA Comments on CMS Outpatient Rule

October 5, WSHA submitted its final comments on the 2021 CMS Proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) rule.... Read More >>

Department of Labor and Industries Sets 2021 Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Exemption Threshold

Washington State’s minimum wage will increase to $13.69 per hour on January 1, 2021.... Read More >>

WSHA Releases Regulatory Update

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its update to its State Regulatory Issues webpage.... Read More >>

Governance education opportunities

WSHA’s Health Care Governance Education program invites you to join us for our upcoming courses.... Read More >>

Health care professions licensure renewal: DOH extension until Oct. 16 for those in renewal process

DOH is granting an extension until Oct. 16, 2020 for health care profession licenses that are “in the renewal process.”... Read More >>

Changes to health care provider leave under FFCRA

WSHA issued a policy bulletin to inform hospitals about the narrowed definition of “health care provider” as it applies to the employee leave exemptions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).... Read More >>

Kaiser Permanente achieves carbon neutrality

In 2016 Kaiser Permanente set a goal to become a carbon neutral health system by 2020. This year, Kaiser achieved its goal of carbon neutrality.... Read More >>

Health plans certified for 2021

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced the certified health and dental plans for 2021, which will be available through Washington Healthplanfinder.... Read More >>

Forecast Council Significantly Reduces Projected State Revenue Deficit

In a bit of welcome news, the Economic & Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) last week projected   revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget have increased by more than $2.2 billion and by more than $2.4 billion for the 2021-2023 biennium.... Read More >>

WSHA Provides Draft Comments on CMS Outpatient Rule

WSHA is making available to members its draft comments on the 2021 CMS Proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Rule. In its comments, WSHA opposes the proposal to eliminate the inpatient-only list, the proposed reduction of 340B payments to hospitals to a net rate of ASP minus 28.7 percent,... Read More >>

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