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5 Things Hawaii: Judy Mohr Peterson, California primary, Dept. of Health

| Jun 5, 2018 | Hawaii

We now cover state level health policy in six states:  HI, OR, WA, CA, AK, and TX.  So, this month, we continue our independent reporting, analysis and commentary on Hawaii, including additional stories on Hawaii health care here.  We also add in something from the AP and one from California.  If...[ Read More ]

Medicaid plans awarded for integrated managed care

| May 24, 2018 | Washington

The Health Care Authority has released the winning plans from its recent round of Medicaid procurement. Molina and Amerigroup are the two plans that have won a statewide presence for Integrated Managed Care in Medicaid in all nine procurement regions.  United has been awarded six regions.  Both Community Health Plan of Washington...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Medicaid RFP, Lindsay Harris, Novartis

| May 24, 2018 | Washington

I expect we'll see the results of the HCA's Medicaid RFP later today, which will impact Puget Sound and 7 of 9 procurement regions in the state.  Mental health, HMA, and Novartis also make our list of things to watch in Washington State health care for May, 2018. 1. A...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: IHA Atlas, Novartis, Jonathan Barrera

| May 17, 2018 | California

This will be the first year we host three conferences in California: in Sacramento, Los Angeles (Sept. 19), and San Diego (Nov 28).  We'd be thrilled if you decided to join one of them! Now, onto 5 Things We're Watching in California health care for May, 2018. 1.  IHA releases its cost, quality atlas The...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Proposed insurance rates, big movement from Medicare, health care's social contract

| May 16, 2018 | Oregon

Good afternoon. Lots of news for you in this issue, including some breaking news about 2019 proposed insurance rates released this afternoon.  Thanks as always for reading our stuff. By the way, our 2018 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference is stated for October 16th.  Thanks to some of our early...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Jon Schleder, pharmacy bill, alcohol use

| May 15, 2018 | Alaska

Later today, we host our Convening Panel meeting for our upcoming 2018 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference. This year's conference is coming up on October 10th, if you want to put it on your calendar!  Last year, we hit 300 attendees at the event, which was an amazing turn out......[ Read More ]