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Increasing Medicaid reimbursement rates is WSMA’s top legislative priority

| Mar 23, 2023 | Washington

The Washington State Medical Association’s (WSMA) top priority this legislative session is to secure an increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates for professional healthcare services.     The WSMA is requesting that legislators improve access to care for Washingtonians enrolled in Medicaid by supporting an increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates for...[ Read More ]

Families who lost loved ones to fentanyl implore lawmakers to legalize test strips in Washington

| Mar 22, 2023 | Washington

House lawmakers heard tearful testimony on a bill that would legalize equipment used to test substances for fentanyl in Washington on Tuesday. This follows the Senate’s unanimous passage of the bill on March 7th.     Members of the House Community Safety, Justice, and Reentry Committee held a public hearing...[ Read More ]

Oregon legislature passes bills to address governor’s emergency executive order on homelessness

| Mar 22, 2023 | Oregon

The Senate passed two bills to help address Oregon’s homelessness crisis on Tuesday.     Senators passed the Affordable Housing and Emergency Homelessness Response Package (House Bills 2001 and 5019) with bipartisan support. The bills now head to Gov. Tina Kotek’s desk for her signature. The package is a response...[ Read More ]

New dashboard provides valuable information on Florida’s long-term care facilities

| Mar 21, 2023 | Florida

A new Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) dashboard is now available for residents seeking valuable information on long-term care facilities.     The FHCA launched the Long Term Care Quality Dashboard this month to provide transparent data about the quality of care delivered in Florida’s nursing homes. “Our association is...[ Read More ]

Miami Jewish Health backing workforce, PACE initiatives this legislative session

| Mar 21, 2023 | Florida

Miami Jewish Health is advocating for bills that would supplement the healthcare workforce and support responsible guidelines for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) growth during this legislative session.      Miami Jewish Health specializes in senior care, providing long-term, cognitive mental health, nursing home, assisted living, home,...[ Read More ]

Stakeholders debate Washington healthcare cost transparency bill

| Mar 20, 2023 | Washington

Stakeholders debated a bill that aims to boost the role of the Washington State Health Care Authority’s (HCA) Health Care Cost Transparency Board on Friday.     Members of the Senate Committee on Health and Long Term Care discussed House Bill 1508 during a public hearing. The bill would direct...[ Read More ]