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What They’re Watching: HMA’s Dr. Marc Avery discusses integrated care

| Sep 28, 2021 | Washington

In this edition of “What They’re Watching”, Marc Avery, MD, principal at Health Management Associates (HMA), discusses what integrated care means to him and how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this care approach to the forefront.     According to Avery, integrated care is a series of system transformation efforts...[ Read More ]

Rep. Ormsby and Rep. Harris comment on the impact of Delta variant on state budget

| Sep 27, 2021 | Washington

Rep. Timm Ormsby, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, and Rep. Paul Harris, member of the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, discussed the status of the state’s budget amidst the current surge in COVID-19 cases at the 2021 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference earlier this month....[ Read More ]

Illinois Public Health Association asserts support for the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act

| Sep 24, 2021

Executive Director of the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) Tom Hughes expressed the organization’s support of the passage of Senate Bill 2408, or the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, in a statement last week.     The bill establishes a statewide carbon-free energy goal of 100% by 2050, as well...[ Read More ]

Video: The pandemic, health disparities, and lessons we re-learned about ourselves

| Sep 22, 2021 | Washington

At the 2021 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference, key leaders from both the private and public sectors of health care came together to discuss health disparities based on race, gender, and economic status revealed through the COVID-19 pandemic. These leaders were Sen. Emily Randall, a member of...[ Read More ]

Health Care Authority to receive rural health care transformation grant from CMS

| Sep 21, 2021 | Washington

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is set to receive a $5 million Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The funding will go toward transforming the health care system in rural communities in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and...[ Read More ]

Washington Health Benefit Exchange awarded 2021 State Marketplace Modernization Grant

| Sep 20, 2021 | Washington

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (WAHBE) a 2021 State Marketplace Modernization Grant. This initiative was funded through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and will allow the 21 State Marketplaces chosen to modernize or update “any system, program, or technology” to ensure...[ Read More ]

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