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 >>

CMS 2019 IPPS final rule transparency requirement

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced a new requirement for all hospitals regarding transparency and posting of standard charges as reflected in the chargemaster, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The requirement applies to all hospitals.... 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 >>

Site-neutral payment cuts hit our communities hard

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized a plan to cut its payment rate for office visits at off-campus, hospital-based clinics. The cuts are scheduled to phase in over the next two years, ultimately cutting the payment rate by 60 percent. We are very disappointed with this outcome.... Read More >>

CMS 2019 IPPS Final Rule Transparency Requirement

The purpose of this bulletin is to alert hospitals to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirement for all hospitals regarding transparency and posting of standard charges as reflected in the chargemaster... Read More >>

Washington’s L&I releases revised draft on overtime employment rules

The purpose of this bulletin is to update members about rulemaking activity by Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) regarding overtime pay eligibility for Executive, Administrative and Professional (EAP) workers.... Read More >>

Stop senseless acts of violence

This week, a gunman opened fire on the campus of Mercy Hospital in Chicago. In the end, four were killed, including an ED physician, a pharmacy resident, a police officer and the shooter himself. Mass shootings in America are horrifying, and yet seem to be in the headlines almost weekly. These acts of violence can truly happen anywhere, at any time. ... Read More >>

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