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5 Things We’re Watching is our regularly distributed market and policy intelligence newsletter. Each newsletter includes five items of relevance specific to your market. Enjoy links to original source documentation, thoughtful coverage from other outlets, and independent reporting from State of Reform.

5 Things Washington: UW Medicine, Cambia Grove, Peter Newbould

| Jul 10, 2018 | Washington

While I know that the most important thing to watch this week is the World Cup semi-finals (let's go England!), health care never stops. So for those of you getting updates from your desk or taking a long lunch to watch France vs Belgium today, we have what's happening in Washington health...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Western State Hospital, OIC update, Catherine Brazil

| Jun 26, 2018 | Washington

DJ is taking a well deserved vacation, so I'll be bringing you the next two editions of 5 Things We're Watching. I'm usually covering health policy in Washington, and a number of other states. Feel free to email me any feedback or tips. DJ will be back in July, but until then, here's what...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Premera & MultiCare, Alex Rule, California's primary election

| Jun 12, 2018 | Washington

We are in our eighth year of bringing you these newsletters, which we do now twice a month thanks to the support from Rick Rubin at OneHealthPort. Adding a second newsletter per month required a significant shift in our shop, and it was with Rick's encouragement and support that we've...[ 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 Washington: Sue Deitz, Four tenets of health care's social contract, two big Medicare changes

| May 8, 2018 | Washington

As discussed in item #5 below, this week marks the launch of our agenda development process for our fall conference in Spokane.  Last year, we had more than 125 organizations with us at the Spokane Convention Center. So, go outside! Enjoy the weather. And, forget about being indoors come September! But, register here before...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Daryll DeWald, St. Joe's profit, Exchange carrier assessment

| Apr 25, 2018 | Washington

We are in Sacramento this week holding our Northern California event.  You might find it interesting to note the conversation there is interested in single payer's impact at the ballot box, the 2018 gubernatorial race, and the AG's lawsuit alleging anti-competitive practices by a hospital system. We now hold nine...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Single payer initiative, Facebook courts hospital data, fines doled out

| Apr 10, 2018 | Washington

If you're interested in state policy beyond health care, try signing up for our email newsletters at our sister site, the Washington State Wire.  We have a daily newsletter there featuring our reporting on state government.  We also have a newsletter comparable to 5 Things called the "Morning Wire."  It comes out...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Caitlin Safford, MultiCare & PSW, People on the move

| Mar 27, 2018 | Washington

We have lots of independent reporting, analysis and coverage for you in this newsletter for Washington State, content that is free and which you won't find anywhere else. We now have 28,000 subscribers to our Washington State newsletter, part of about 155,000 subscribers nationwide across all of our markets. We're...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Supplemental budget, Mike Kreidler, Christopher Kodama

| Mar 13, 2018 | Washington

Sixty days of the legislative session are over, but the dust hasn't yet settled. We review some budget language buried in the legislation for you this edition, as well as feature a few of the interesting stories from Olympia that got less mainstream coverage. Thanks as always for reading our...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: PEBB, ACH projects, MCO RFP

| Feb 27, 2018 | Washington

It's a very busy time.  We actually had 11 things this issue that we thought were all very much worth your time.  But, we've limited it to 5 Things We're Watching at the state, federal, and local levels of health care and health policy. As always, thanks for reading our...[ Read More ]