Final Medicare Advantage Rule Places Greater Oversight and Restrictions on MA Plans

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 5 finalized its Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program for Contract Year (CY)... Read More >>

Legislative session ends Sunday

The 2023 legislative session is scheduled to end this Sunday, April 23, and we are pleased to report that this year’s legislative session is shaping up to be a successful one.... Read More >>

Significant bills begin to pass the Legislature

As we near the end of the 2023 state legislative session, significant bills are beginning to pass the Legislature.... Read More >>

Two hospital staffing bills pass House, head for final approval

Two important bills aimed at addressing Washington’s health care workforce challenges passed the House this week... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Significant bills pass Legislature

We are excited to announce that two high-priority bills have passed both chambers of the Legislature and are on their way to the governor for his signature... Read More >>

Webinar on collaborating to prevent massive nitrous oxide waste in medical gas systems

Several hospitals from the Pacific Northwest will jointly host free a webinar from 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, on how to collaborate to prevent massive nitrous oxide waste in medical gas systems. Register here.... Read More >>

Department of Commerce announces webinar series on ‘Tier 2’ clean buildings

Beginning April 13, the Washington State Department of Commerce will conduct a series of webinars related to the clean buildings law expansion... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: House releases its proposed budget & Safety Net Assessment introduced

On March 27, the House released its proposed budget for the 2023-25 biennium. This follows the release of the Senate’s proposed budget March 23... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Senate releases its proposed budget

On March 23, the Senate released its proposed budget for the 2023-2025 biennium. While the March state revenue forecast was down, budget writers still expect a surplus, allowing for new state spending... Read More >>

Department of Commerce releases updated compliance tool for Clean Buildings Performance Standard

The Department of Commerce has released a newly updated compliance tool for the Clean Buildings Performance Standard. The tool, Form F: Life Cycle Analysis (LCCA) Tool, assists buildings that are working toward compliance via the investment criteria path.... Read More >>

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