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Washington News

WA: Exchange Board Chair expresses frustration with health plans

WA: Exchange Board Chair expresses frustration with health plans

SEATAC — At The Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board of Director’s monthly meeting, Board Chair Ron Sims was …



California News

Longtime Sutter Health CEO Pat Fry to retire

Longtime Sutter Health CEO Pat Fry to retire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Longtime Sutter Health CEO Pat Fry has announced his retirement effective January 2016. Fry has been …



Oregon News

OR: Provider reimbursements bill moving through legislature

OR: Provider reimbursements bill moving through legislature

SALEM — The House Health Care Committee has scheduled a work session on SB 901 A. At the request of the Oregon …



Alaska News

AK: House Finance Committee kills Medicaid expansion bill

AK: House Finance Committee kills Medicaid expansion bill

ANCHORAGE — The House Finance Committee held its fourth and final hearing on HB 148 on Thursday, gavel-ling in just long …



Catch your state’s monthly briefing on top issues in health care administration and health policy.

Federal News

21st Century Cures unanimously approved by House committee

21st Century Cures unanimously approved by House committee

WASHINGTON, DC — On the Morning of May 21st the US House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved H.R. 6, the …



Press Release News

J. Brian Ternan Named President of Anthem Blue Cross

J. Brian Ternan Named President of Anthem Blue Cross

Press Release Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) announced today that J. Brian Ternan has been named president of Anthem Blue Cross, …



Commentary

Interview: Washington HCA policy change on early elective inductions

Interview: Washington HCA policy change on early elective inductions

OLYMPIA — The Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) has announced that Washington Apple Health will no longer reimburse …



5-Things

What They’re Watching: Larry Mullins, President and CEO of Samaritan Health Services

What They’re Watching: Larry Mullins, President and CEO of Samaritan Health Services

In the latest edition of “What They’re Watching,” we are joined by Larry Mullins, DHA, President and CEO of Samaritan …