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Effects of the public health and economic crises on health care in Washington State

Michael Goldberg | Jul 23, 2020 | Washington

At a hearing convened by the bipartisan Washington Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery (SCER) earlier this week, members were given a presentation on the effects of the public health and economic crises on health care. The presentation was delivered by Larry Leavitt, Executive Vice President for Health Policy at the...[ Read More ]

Commerce announces $20 million emergency response grants for Tribes

| Jul 23, 2020 | Washington

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced $20 million in emergency Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding is now available to the 29 federally recognized Tribes in the state to bolster their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.     “Communities across the state are working to respond...[ Read More ]

CA seeking 12-month extension of Medi-Cal waiver

Emily Boerger | Jul 23, 2020 | California

In an emailed update to stakeholders, the California Department of Health Care Services announced the state is seeking a 12-month extension of its Section 1115 Medicaid waiver. The current waiver is set to expire December 31, 2020. After its expiration, DHCS had planned to launch the California Advancing and Innovating...[ Read More ]

Findings from UDOH's preliminary COVID-19 health care trends report

Michael Goldberg | Jul 22, 2020 | Utah

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah recently hosted a panel discussion on the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on Utah’s health and health care industry. The discussion - hosted by Laura Summers, M.P.P, senior health care analyst at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute...[ Read More ]

IDM report says Washington in an “explosive situation” for COVID-19 transmission

Emily Boerger | Jul 22, 2020 | Washington

The Institute for Disease Modeling’s latest situation report describes Washington State as being in an “explosive situation” when it comes to COVID-19 transmission. In all areas of the state except Yakima, indicators of viral spread are higher than the previous week.     Similar to the previous IDM situation report,...[ Read More ]

Hawaii to receive $3.3 million in federal funds to prevent, respond to infectious disease outbreaks

Emily Boerger | Jul 21, 2020 | Hawaii

US Senator Brian Schatz announced on Monday the Hawai’i Department of Health is set to receive $3.3 million in federal funding to respond to and prepare for infectious disease outbreaks. This includes funding to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic.     The funding comes from the Epidemiology and Laboratory...[ Read More ]

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