The WSMA provides resources on a host of topics—from
and more—so that you can spend more of your time delivering quality care.
In the Resources section you will find:
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Guidance and resources for the physician community to support their
response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information on COVID-19 vaccines for WSMA members.
Guidance on utilizing telehealth as part of your COVID-19 response.
Guidance on billing and reimbursement for COVID-19-related services.
Guidance on COVID-19 testing for physicians and medical providers.
Information on PPE and infection control.
Guidance for health system reactivation, testing, clinical services, and
Multilingual handouts, screening tool, WSMA PSAs, and more.
Financial support for physicians and practices during COVID-19.
Resources to sustain physicians and PAs during the pandemic.
Care for the Caregiver
Resources and information for patients and health professionals for the
2020-21 flu season.
Getting your flu shot is an easy and safe way to reduce your risk of
getting the flu and reduce your risk of needing flu-related medical care.
Influenza - For Patients
Resources and information to help you and your practice or organization
respond to flu during the pandemic.
Influenza – For Physicians
Resources and tools to help patients and physicians have and document
conversations about wishes regarding future medical care.
Advance Care Planning
Inspiring adults of all ages to create their personal end-of-life care
plans, with tools they need to get started and guidance for sharing those
plans with their loved ones and health care teams.
Honoring Choices® Pacific Northwest
Helping ensure your wishes for future medical care are known, valued, and
POLST, or Portable Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, helps give
seriously ill patients more control over their care.
A broad-based group of individuals and organizations dedicated to helping
patients, clinicians, and caregivers improve the way we prepare for and
treat serious illness.Washington Serious Illness Care Coalition
Programs and resources to help strengthen resilience and help you thrive
professionally in today’s health care environment.
Physicians are leading efforts in Washington state to reduce prescription
opioid-related overdose and death.
A physician-led, peer-to-peer, non-punitive initiative aimed at
encouraging safe opioid prescribing.
Better Prescribing, Better Treatment
Information on new state opioid prescribing requirements and state and
federal opioid prescribing guidelines.
Prescribing Rules and Guidelines
Giving providers timely information to coordinate prescribing, support
treatment interventions, and stop overdose deaths.
A key priority for the WSMA is to address everyday practice burdens and
their impact on physicians, clinical teams, and patients.
New state rules to streamline the process for medical services and
prescription drugs are in effect. Find out what you need to know.
Starting June 2018, new state rules go into effect that will standardize
and streamline physician credentialing. Make sure you make the most of
And initiative to improve physician satisfaction and decrease burnout by
reducing administrative burdens and promoting wellness.
Healthy Doctors, Healthier Patients
Turn to the WSMA's online knowledge bank for legal resources. You help
your patients, and we'll help you understand the law.
An easy-to-use online guide of the many laws commonly encountered in a
Washington Physicians’ Guide to Health Law
Designed to help you review and understand the terms of contractual
agreements you are considering entering into, whether it be for employment
or with a payer or network sponsor.
Helping inform you on the shifting landscape of the use, usefulness and
legality of medical and recreational marijuana so you can provide better
care for your patients.
Medical and Recreational Marijuana
Helping you build an understanding of important concepts such as peer
review, just culture and the role of the medical staff.
Peer Review and Medical Staff
Helping you understand and adhere to ethical and professional standards
when using social media and the internet while successfully managing your
Social Media and Internet
WSMA-led initiatives designed to improve the quality of care for both
patients and physicians in Washington state.
Featuring specialty-specific, evidence-based recommendations for
physicians and patients on the risks and benefits of various medical
tests, treatments, and procedures.
Redirecting care to the most appropriate setting and reducing preventable
emergency room visits through targeted education and best practices.
ER is for Emergencies
Winner of the 2013 AAMSE Profiles of Excellence Award, WSMA's Know Your
Choices, Ask Your Doctor initiative focuses on getting patients the right
care, at the right place, at the right time.
Know Your Choices, Ask Your Doctor
Information on commercial and government payers to help facilitate
communications between physician practices and health insurers.
Deepen your understanding of MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP
Useful guidance to help physicians and their administrative staff with
issues encountered in their daily practice operations.
What you need to know to ensure your practice or organization is in full
compliance with new state rules.
Practice resources arranged alphabetically for easy access.
Assisting medical students, physicians, physician assistants and others
living with disabilities in Washington state.
Assisting medical students in Washington.
Medical School Disability Resources
Working to meet the needs of Washingtonians.
Additional Disability Resources
Meet the core curriculum requirements for medical examiners.
Medical Examiner Certification Training
Employment opportunities for clinicians and administrators; services
available; practices for sale or lease; and more.