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Four takeaways from the Premera-MultiCare deal

DJ Wilson | Jun 12, 2018 | Washington

Discussing the New Alliance between Premera and MultiCare

Kylie Walsh | Jun 12, 2018 | Washington

Today, Premera Blue Cross and MultiCare announced an alliance that promises a better customer experience while providing the right care at a lower cost through a new product Peak Care. Bill Robertson, President and CEO of MultiCare and Dr. John Espinola, Executive Vice President of Healthcare Services for Premera Blue Cross explain the work they’ve...[ Read More ]

Highlights: Discussing the New Alliance between Premera and MultiCare

Kylie Walsh | Jun 12, 2018 | Washington

Today, Premera Blue Cross and MultiCare announced an alliance that promises a better customer experience while providing the right care at a lower cost through a new product Peak Care. Bill Robertson, President and CEO of MultiCare and Dr. John Espinola, Executive Vice President of Healthcare Services for Premera Blue Cross talk about the...[ Read More ]

Podcast: MultiCare and Premera Blue Cross executives discuss new alliance

Kylie Walsh | Jun 12, 2018 | Washington

Today, Premera Blue Cross and MultiCare announced an alliance that promises a better customer experience while providing the right care at a lower cost through a new product Peak Care. In this podcast, we sit down with Bill Robertson, President and CEO of MultiCare and Dr. John Espinola, Executive Vice...[ Read More ]

Premera, MultiCare announce new alliance in Pierce County

| Jun 12, 2018 | Washington

MultiCare Health System and Premera Blue Cross announced a new collaboration on Tuesday aimed at improving customer experience, strengthening health outcomes, and decreasing health care costs. MultiCare, a health care organization with more than 16,000 employees, and Premera, the largest health plan in the Pacific Northwest, will launch their new...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Alex Rule, Arthur J. Gallagher

Kylie Walsh | Jun 11, 2018 | Washington

Alex Rule is the Vice President of Northwest Regional Sales at Arthur J. Gallagher. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to talk about navigation support in the health care system. The navigation support system that exists today is ineffectual. The payers certainly don’t do a very...[ Read More ]

HCA asks feds for reconsideration on tribal dental therapists

| Jun 8, 2018 | Washington

The Washington State Health Care Authority today asked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reconsider their denial of a request to use Medicaid funding for dental health aide therapist services in tribal communities. Senate Bill 5079—which the Legislature passed in 2017 and Gov. Jay Inslee signed into...[ Read More ]