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 >>

Charity care rulemaking underway: WSHA holding member webcasts

WSHA will hold two webcasts to discuss the Department of Health’s charity care rulemaking.... Read More >>

WSHA Raises Concerns on Pre-Proposal Rule Changes to Exempt Employees

WSHA recently commented with concerns about a pre-draft proposed rules by the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) that would expand the class of workers who qualify for overtime pay.... Read More >>

CMS Finalizes Outpatient Hospital Rule Implementing Site Neutral Clinic Cuts

Last week, CMS finalized its outpatient hospital payment rule to apply site-neutral cuts to office visit services at grandfathered off-campus hospital-based clinic locations.... Read More >>

53 Hospitals Complete SFY 2019 DSH Applications

With WSHA’s help, 53 hospitals successfully completed applications making them eligible for consideration for federally matched Medicaid Disproportional Share Hospital (DSH) funding for state fiscal year 2019.... Read More >>

Department of Labor Considering Rulemaking on Overtime for Exempt Workers

WSHA recently published a bulletin describing the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries' (L&I) rulemaking process and pre-proposal draft that could expand the class of workers who qualify for overtime pay.... Read More >>

WSHA shares information about beginning of charity care rulemaking

WSHA sent an email to hospital CFOs and legal counsel with information about the Department of Health’s charity care rulemaking. ... Read More >>

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