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Washington News

WSU’s Lisa Brown to kick off Spokane Conference

WSU’s Lisa Brown to kick off Spokane Conference

We are excited to begin our 2015 Inland Northwest State of Reform Conference with Morning Keynote Speaker Lisa Brown, PhD, …



California News

Covered CA considering changes to Medi-Cal expectations for Brokers

Covered CA considering changes to Medi-Cal expectations for Brokers

SACRAMENTO — Covered California is considering changing the requirement that contracted brokers and insurance agents must …



Oregon News

Lynne Saxton to speak on progress of OR Health Authority

Lynne Saxton to speak on progress of OR Health Authority

The 2015 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference on Sept. 15 will close with one of the most important voices in Oregon …



Alaska News

AK: Governor ‘resolute’ in face of Medicaid lawsuit

AK: Governor ‘resolute’ in face of Medicaid lawsuit

JUNEAU — This week the Alaska Legislature announced that it plans to sue Governor Bill Walker in response to his decision …



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Federal News

CMS releases final rule on 2016 Medicare payments for Skilled Nursing Facilities

CMS releases final rule on 2016 Medicare payments for Skilled Nursing Facilities

The CMS final rule, effective Oct. 1, 2015, is the first step in moving Medicare away from fee-for-service. The Centers for …



Press Release News

WA: Exchange board certifies over 180 QHPs

WA: Exchange board certifies over 180 QHPs

Washington Healthplanfinder to Offer Residents More Health Plan Options This Fall Exchange Board Certifies More than 180 Health …



Commentary

The coming storm – five market trends driving healthcare costs higher

The coming storm – five market trends driving healthcare costs higher

Predicting the future is often a fool’s game and over the last five years few industries have enjoyed more prognosticating …



5-Things

Interview: Lillian Shirley on the public health transformation in OR

Interview: Lillian Shirley on the public health transformation in OR

Lillian Shirley, Public Health Director at the Oregon Health Authority, joined State of Reform to talk about the significant …