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Empire Health Foundation launches search for new CEO

Emily Boerger | Feb 26, 2020 | Washington

House and Senate Democratic leaders roll out health care-heavy supplemental operating budgets

Madeline Shannon | Feb 25, 2020 | Washington

The House and Senate Democratic Caucuses presented their supplemental operating budget proposals this week, prioritizing homelessness, housing affordability, and health care accessibility.     The House budget proposal doesn’t call for new taxes, according to leadership, and invests in services that legislators say will have an impact on families throughout...[ Read More ]

WA Dept. of Corrections releases RFI on Electronic Health Record Systems

Emily Boerger | Feb 25, 2020 | Washington

The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) recently issued a Request for Information to research and analyze the pros and cons of purchasing an Electronic Health Record system (EHR) for the state’s correctional facilities. An EHR is an electronic version of a patient’s medical chart, encompassing all aspects of a...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Lindsay Harris, Healthcare Management Administrators

Emily Boerger | Feb 24, 2020 | Washington

Lindsay Harris is the Chief Growth Officer at Healthcare Management Administrators, where she leads sales, marketing, client services, and product management for the organization. She joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss consolidation in the provider market.     “We're watching a number of things in...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Dr. Paul Sherman, Chief Medical Officer at CHPW

Emily Boerger | Feb 24, 2020 | Washington

Dr. Paul Sherman is the Chief Medical Officer at Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), the only not-for-profit Medicaid managed care plan in the state. In his role, Sherman is charged with providing direction and oversight over CHPW’s work to deliver accessible managed care services across Washington communities.  We recently...[ Read More ]

Colorado's governor urges backers to fight for public health care option

Monte Whaley | Feb 20, 2020 | Colorado, Washington

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Thursday urged a group of health care consumers and nonprofit members to lobby heavily for a proposed health care public option, saying well-heeled organizations have lined up to scuttle the government-sponsored plan. “Your advocacy will help us bring this health plan to Colorado,” Polis told the...[ Read More ]

Senate Democrats call on Trump to reverse course on funding DOJ efforts to repeal the ACA

Emily Boerger | Feb 19, 2020 | Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington

The entire U.S. Senate Democratic Caucus wrote a letter last week calling on President Trump to reverse course on a budget request in order to help protect patients with pre-existing conditions. The letter notes that though Trump pledged to protect patients with pre-existing conditions in his 2020 State of the...[ Read More ]

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