Washington Health Benefit Exchange CEO, Richard Onizuka, Ph.D., has put a call out for individuals interested in becoming the Exchange’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). Whether or not you find yourself interested – or qualified – the Exchange would like to spread word of this opening. ”Please share this job posting as widely as possible to any interested persons,” said Onizuka earlier today via email. (more…)
Archive for May, 2012
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State of Reform is proud to launch, in collaboration with the Univ of Washington School of Public Health – Health Policy Center Initiative , a series titled “What If: A Post-Supreme Court World.” This is the seventh piece in a series of contributions hosted on our news site, by a range of authors, about the possibilities for health care in a still hypothetical world after a Supreme Court decision.
How will our State’s rural hospitals and health care providers be affected by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or by its possible repeal? Potentially three ways: changes in the way public programs – especially Medicare and Medicaid – pay rural hospitals; increases in the demand for care generated by the (more…)
An announcement set to be released as soon as today from Medicaid will show which health plans from the new RFP process will be assigned to which counties after the July 1 implementation. 38 of the 39 counties were assigned at least one health plan. The exception was Clark County, which has had (more…)
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board Operations Committee held a meeting in Seattle yesterday to discuss the Exchange entity, IT, self-sustainability and premium aggregation. The Exchange has been weighing two different approaches to the handling of premium aggregation, which received much of the meetings attention. (more…)
State of Reform is proud to launch, in collaboration with the Univ of Washington School of Public Health – Health Policy Center Initiative , a series titled “What If: A Post-Supreme Court World.” This is the sixth piece in a series of contributions hosted on our news site, by a range of authors, about the possibilities for health care in a still hypothetical world after a Supreme Court decision.
With the passage of the ACA, there has been great attention and a tremendous amount of work on implementing various provisions. Specifically, primary care workforce programs received renewed attention and programs such as the Teaching Health Centers, interprofessional practice, and Title VII have been the focus for countless hours. (more…)
The Massachusetts reformers were clear when they built the Connector model. Their work was focused on access. They specifically set aside cost as a target of their efforts. Now, they are back and addressing it head on saying legislation stands to save $160 billion from the system over ten years. (more…)