Washington hospitals will be getting needed extra funds to care for patients who are difficult to discharge following the state’s 2023 legislative session.     Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 5103, which will increase payments to acute care hospitals for difficult-to-discharge Medicaid patients. State of Reform discussed the impact of SB 5103, and other insights from … Read more

Members of the Washington Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee heard testimony for a bill that would increase payments to acute care hospitals for difficult-to-discharge Medicaid patients on Tuesday.     Harborview Medical Center CEO Sommer Kleweno Walley testified in support of Senate Bill 5103. She said the hospital faces many challenges when dealing … Read more