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Get the FAQs on Washington’s hospital staffing law

As part of the Working Together for Patient Care effort, WSHA has drafted up a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document to serve as a resource... Read More >>

Sentinel Network offers opportunity to have your workforce concerns heard by lawmakers

Workforce issues continue to be a top priority for hospitals across the state. During the legislative session there are almost always pieces of legislation or budget items with workforce implications... Read More >>

US Senate Passes Legislation to Delay and Reduce Health Care Cuts

On March 8, the U.S. Senate voted 75-22 to pass a package of six appropriations bills funding certain federal agencies through fiscal year (FY) 2024. The legislation was passed in the... Read More >>

AHA to Host Webinar on Hospital Price Transparency Machine-readable Format Requirements

The American Hospital Association (AHA) will host a members-only webinar April 10 at 12:00 p.m. to review new formatting for machine-readable files required under the CMS outpatient rule. A summary... Read More >>

WSHA and AWPHD Report on 2023 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. Please forward this information to the... Read More >>

CMS Provides information on FFS Medicare Accelerated Payments

In response to the disruption to claims submission and payment caused by the Change Healthcare situation, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) instructed Medicare Administrative Contractors to implement... Read More >>

WSHA Provides Optum/Change Healthcare Cyber Attack Resource Page

WSHA is communicating with elected officials and state agencies about the impacts of the disruptions due to the Change Healthcare cyber-attack and the critical needs of Washington’s  hospitals and the... Read More >>

Hospital staffing committees: Purpose and scope

Washington State’s new hospital staffing law is a commitment to supporting the well-being of both hospital workforces and patients... Read More >>

WSHA evaluating negative trends for hospitals in Washington court decisions

As part of its advocacy for hospitals, WSHA tracks litigation of interest and files friend of the court (amicus) briefs in cases with the potential to have significant impacts on hospitals... Read More >>

Legislature Releases Final 2024 Supplemental Budget

The Washington State Legislature released its final 2024 supplemental budget March 6. This is a supplemental budget year, which means this budget provides updates to the 2023-2025 biennial budget passed... Read More >>

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