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An update from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner

| May 24, 2017 | Washington

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner hosted the Commissioner’s Health Policy Roundtable earlier this week. The OIC provided a review of their 2017 legislative agenda, an introduction to health-related rules in the interim, and discussed the future of the ACA and AHCA. While health care reform remains uncertain at the...[ Read More ]

HCA announces MCOs for North Central ACH

| May 23, 2017 | Washington

The Health Care Authority has announced the Apparently Successful Bidders for the Integrated Managed Care (IMC) Mid-Adopter RFP. The Apparently Successful Bidders are Molina Healthcare, Coordinated Care, and Amerigroup. The three organizations have been selected to serve as the Managed Care Organizations for the North Central Accountable Community of Health....[ Read More ]

Special Session called, DHSS risks budget cuts

| May 18, 2017 | Alaska

Alaska Governor Bill Walker has called the Legislature into a Special Session after the House and Senate failed to pass a budget. The 30-day special session opened this morning. Governor Walker’s Executive Proclamation says the Special Session will focus on Opioids prescription and monitoring Operating budget Mental health budget Capital...[ Read More ]

Qliance Medical Management closing

| May 18, 2017 | Washington

Qliance Medical Management has announced it is closing after a decade of providing direct primary care. The Seattle-based chain of clinics charged members a monthly fee of less than $100 for unlimited access to primary and urgent care instead of the traditional fee-for-service model and insurance reimbursements. In an internal...[ Read More ]

Update on Alaska’s Medicaid Coordinated Care Demonstration Project

| May 18, 2017 | Alaska

Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services issued a Request for Proposals at the end of 2016 for the implementation of coordinated care demonstration projects for Medicaid beneficiaries as part of the Health Alaska Medicaid reform under Senate Bill 74, which passed last year. Proposals were due in April. The...[ Read More ]

Sacramento companies honored for employee wellness programs

| May 18, 2017 | California

Eighteen Sacramento area companies were recognized for their different employee health and wellness programs. The honors were awarded by Healthiest Employer, a health data and research company. They have awarded the Healthiest Employer distinction since 2009 in over 45 cities. The wellness programs are ranked by culture and leadership, foundational...[ Read More ]