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Providers rank MCO performance in Pierce County

Emily Boerger | Jul 30, 2020 | Washington

What They're Watching: Brian Warren, BIO

Emily Boerger | Jul 27, 2020 | Washington

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 ]

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 ]

Community Health Plan of Washington launches partnership with Unite Us to connect members with local social services

| Jul 21, 2020 | Washington

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...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Early bird registration, Cascade Care, Behavioral health update

| Jul 17, 2020 | Washington

This edition captures so much of what we're trying to build for you at State of Reform. It's a platform for some of our state's most thoughtful voices (#4). It features the independent reporting from our team covering health care like no other outlet in the state (#1, #3, #5)....[ Read More ]

How hard is it to get a COVID test if asymptomatic? Turns out, it varies

Emily Boerger | Jul 16, 2020 | Washington

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...[ Read More ]

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