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Amerigroup chosen as third-party administrator for Foundational Community Supports program

| Jun 9, 2017 | Washington

The Health Care Authority (HCA), in partnership with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), has selected Amerigroup as the third-party administrator for the jointly managed Foundational Community Supports program. The program is a critical part of Washington State’s Medicaid Transformation Demonstration. Amerigroup will work with HCA to manage...[ Read More ]

HCA seeks examples of bundled payment in care delivery

| May 2, 2017 | Washington

The Health Care Authority (HCA) has issued a request for information (RFI) to learn more about what providers around the state have done with bundled episodes of care. This will help inform HCA’s future planning around bundled payments. Bundled payments are a key strategy for HCA's move toward value-based purchasing....[ Read More ]

Dorothy Frost Teeter announces departure from Health Care Authority

| Apr 26, 2017 | Washington

Dorothy Frost Teeter today announced her plan to leave the Health Care Authority (HCA) on June 30, after leading the agency since 2013. “Dorothy’s vision and leadership for a healthier Washington bolstered our state and ensured residents have access to high-quality, affordable health care,” said Gov. Jay Inslee, who appointed...[ Read More ]

Apple Health paper claims submission practices changing

| Jul 6, 2016 | Washington

Effective October 2016, the Health Care Authority (HCA) will accept only electronic claims for Apple Health (Medicaid) services, except under very limited circumstances. We are making this change to improve efficiency in processing claims.   Providers may seek approval to submit paper claims if they are in a temporary or long-term...[ Read More ]

HCA accepts public comments on selected technologies

| Apr 26, 2016 | Washington

OLYMPIA – The Health Care Authority (HCA) has selected for review five technology topics in 2017 by its Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Program. The public can submit information for consideration in review of these topics until 5 p.m., May 19, 2016, by visiting www.hca.wa.gov/hta and emailing responses to: shtap@hca.wa.gov. Technologies...[ Read More ]

State notifies 91,000 Apple Health clients of data breach by HCA employee

| Feb 10, 2016 | Washington

Employment terminated for individuals involved in data breach; notifying the appropriate federal officials for further investigation and potential criminal review OLYMPIA –The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) discovered that the personal identification information and private health information of more than 91,000 Apple Health (Medicaid) clients was handled improperly by...[ Read More ]