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Oct 17, 2014, 07:00 ET

Washington State's Veterinary Association Announces Annual Award Winners

 The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association held its Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Yakima, Wash., Sept. 26-28. ...

Sep 24, 2014, 14:00 ET

First statewide report in nation to measure Choosing Wisely® recommendations finds overuse and widespread geographic variation

The first statewide report in the nation to measure Choosing Wisely® recommendations finds that patients in Washington may be exposed to care...

Sep 23, 2014, 14:41 ET
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Spokane Internal Medicine Physician Named President Of State Medical Association

Brian Seppi, MD was elected president of the Washington State Medical Association at the association's annual meeting in Seattle, Saturday,...

Feb 11, 2014, 16:28 ET

Governor Inslee Shares His Vision For Health Care With Washington Physicians

 Governor Jay Inslee shared his health care priorities with more than 150 physicians at the 2014 Legislative Summit of the Washington State...

Oct 22, 2013, 16:19 ET

Washington State's Veterinary Association Announces Annual Award Winners

The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association held its 102nd annual convention in Yakima, Wash., Oct. 4-6.  Several veterinarians,...

Jul 22, 2013, 13:19 ET

Washington State Medical Association Receives Awards for Excellence in Patient and Physician Outreach

 The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) has received two 2013 Profiles of Excellence (PoE) Awards for outstanding achievement in...

Mar 21, 2013, 12:00 ET

Washington State Medical Association and Puget Sound Health Alliance Awarded Grants to Promote Choosing Wisely® Campaign

Organizations to collaborate on educating physicians and consumers on health care overuse The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA)...

Jan 31, 2013, 13:21 ET

Washington Physicians Fight To Improve Patient Access To Care, Protect Patient Safety, And Improve Quality

Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) Weighs in on Legislation in Olympia As expected, there are many issues being discussed in the...

Sep 20, 2012, 14:09 ET

Washington State Medical Association Launches Statewide "Know Your Choices - Ask Your Doctor" Campaign

Initiative to Educate Patients and Foster Doctor/Patient Relationship  The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) is...

Sep 14, 2012, 12:07 ET

New Report Finds That Potential Medicare Cuts Could Lead To More Than 16,000 Jobs Lost In Washington State

A new report found up to 16,000 health care jobs could be lost in Washington State by 2021 as a result of the two percent sequester of Medicare...

Jun 28, 2012, 13:53 ET

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) Responds to Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Affordable Care Act

Throughout the debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) has maintained that the current health...

Jun 25, 2012, 13:06 ET

100% Of Washington Hospitals Enrolled In Program To Reduce Preventable Medicaid Emergency Department Visits, Saving State Millions Of Dollars

State's Hospitals and Physicians to Implement "Seven Best Practices" to Reduce Medicaid Emergency Visits A coalition of health care...

May 03, 2012, 16:00 ET

Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) Urges Adults to Get Recommended Immunizations

Recent Whooping Cough Epidemic Warrants Need for Concern In the past couple of months, Washington state has made national news with an...

Apr 11, 2012, 17:45 ET

Washington Physicians Fought Successfully for Patient Access to Care and Patient Safety Legislation

Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) Wraps-up Successful Session in Olympia After a long and turbulent legislative session, the...

Apr 02, 2012, 18:13 ET

The Washington State Medical Association Commends Governor Gregoire for Suspending Zero Tolerance Policy for Medicaid Patients

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) would like to applaud Governor Gregoire for suspending plans to implement the state's Zero...

Mar 19, 2012, 20:10 ET

Video contest - Through An Animal's Eyes

The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association announces a video contest, Veterinary Medicine Through An Animal's Eyes. The contest begins...

Feb 07, 2012, 12:00 ET

Washington Physicians Propose Alternative Plan to Support State Efforts to Reduce Emergency Visits While Protecting Patient Safety, Access to Care

State Plan Denies Payment of Emergency Services to State's Poor and Removes Patient Safety Protections A coalition of healthcare...

Jan 27, 2012, 15:50 ET

Washington Physicians Fight for Patient Access to Care and Patient Safety Legislation

  Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) Weighs in on Legislation in Olympia  More than 140 physicians met with...

Nov 10, 2011, 18:46 ET

Judge Rules Against Medicaid ER Visit Limit

Today, in Thurston County Superior Court, Judge Paula Casey halted implementation of the state's controversial three emergency room visit benefit...

Oct 17, 2011, 14:30 ET

Physicians and Hospitals Join Lawsuit Against ER Visit Limit

Policy Threatens Health and Safety of Vulnerable Patients The Washington State Medical Association and the Washington State Hospital Association...