5 Things Washington: Medicaid enrollment, Brian Warren, COVID spread
DJ Wilson | Jul 31, 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
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
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,
Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), Washington's local not-for-profit Medicaid (Apple Health) and Medicare managed care plan, announced a new partnership with Unite Us, a technology company focused on health outcomes, as a part of a broader community-building enterprise with Kaiser Permanente, WAServes and HealthierHere. The Unite Us platform creates
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Despite expanded testing recommendations and the CDC’s guidance on testing asymptomatic individuals, evidence suggests rising consumer demand for COVID-19 tests and a shortage of supplies are making it difficult to offer timely, widespread testing. I decided to put Washington to the test to see how difficult it is to get