WSHA plans to submit proposal in charity care rulemaking ahead of December 19 rules workshop

WSHA is currently working on draft language to submit to the Department of Health (DOH) to propose changes to the charity care regulations.... Read More >>

WSHA Provides Guidance on CMS 2019 IPPS Final Rule Transparency Requirement

WSHA recently sent a bulletin to hospital chief financial officers, government affairs staff, and legal staff regarding a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirement that all hospitals post their standard charges as reflected in the chargemaster.... Read More >>

New Fiscal Requirement for Hospital Nurse Staffing Plans

In 2017, our state legislature enacted House Bill 1714 regarding nurse staffing committees. ... Read More >>

WSHA Seeking Feedback on L&I’s Revised Draft Rules on Overtime Pay Exemptions

WSHA is seeking feedback from hospitals about a revised proposal by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) to change its overtime exemption rules governing Executive, Administrative and Professional (EAP) workers. ... Read More >>

Social impediments to health pervasive, Washington physicians say

Eighty-eight percent of physicians nationally indicate many of their patients are affected by social conditions posing a serious impediment to their health. Among Washington physicians, the number is 91 percent. This is one key finding of a survey of 8,772 physicians commissioned by The Physicians Foundation and conducted by Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search and consulting firm.... Read More >>

Class Action Capital webinar: $6 billion class action settlement refund opportunity

Washington Hospital Services industry partner Class Action Capital has informed WHS of additional class action settlement refunds for which WSHA members may be eligible. This is not participation in a lawsuit but submitting and managing a confidential claim to obtain a share of settlements that have already been approved for distribution. ... Read More >>

Recent member news: 11/29/2018

Recent member news from the November 29, 2018, Weekly Report. ... Read More >>

Membership update: 11/29/2018

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kim Witkop has been appointed Interim CEO of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. Welcome Kim!... Read More >>

New funding opportunity for rural hospitals – Nov. 30 deadline

The Optimizing Rural Health Technical Advisory Center (ORH) is a newly created assistance opportunity from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Its goal is to partner with rural communities to identify and address health care needs and challenges.... Read More >>

The importance of advance care community planning

Why is it important for advance care planning to take place in the community as well as in hospitals and medical offices? If we truly want to realize Honoring Choices PNW’s vision that everyone will receive care that honors personal values and goals at the end of life, we must encourage everyone to first identify their personal values and goals.... Read More >>

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