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Washington health centers receive over $3.8 million in grants

Marjie High | Aug 15, 2018 | Washington

What They're Watching: Tom Sebastian, Compass Health

Emily Boerger | Aug 15, 2018 | Washington

Blue Shield of California Names Don Antonucci Senior Vice President, Employer Markets

| Aug 14, 2018 | California, Washington

Blue Shield of California today announced Don Antonucci as the nonprofit health plan’s senior vice president for employer markets. Antonucci is responsible for growing membership by ensuring that Blue Shield is the top health plan choice for large groups, which currently serves 2.3 million people. “Don brings more than 20...[ Read More ]

Ethan Norris joins CHPW as SVP of Business and Product Development

| Aug 8, 2018 | Washington

Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), Washington’s only not-for-profit health plan offering managed care to Apple Health and Medicare members, announced Ethan Norris has joined the company as the Senior Vice President of Business and Product Development. In his new role, Norris will align organizational and departmental strategies across Medicare,...[ Read More ]

DSHS to appeal decertification of portion of residential habilitation center for people with developmental disabilities

| Aug 7, 2018 | Washington

The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) announced today that it will appeal the decertification of a portion of Rainier School in Buckley, a residential habilitation center for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. “We will continue to receive federal funds during the appeals process and residents currently living in the...[ Read More ]

With critical shortage Bloodworks Northwest kicks off Bold for Blood donation challenge

Marjie High | Aug 6, 2018 | Oregon, Washington

Bloodworks Northwest kicked off its Bold for Blood Challenge last week. A response to the local blood supply shortage, the challenge invites northwesterners to give blood before September 3rd while harnessing  the power of social media to challenge at least three others to do the same. As of July31st, Bloodworks...[ Read More ]

Dentegra named an "apparently successful bidder" in Medicaid dental RFP

Marjie High | Aug 3, 2018 | Washington

Dentegra, together with Amerigroup (partnered with DentaQuest) and MCNA Dental, was named by the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) an “Apparently Successful Bidder” to provide managed dental care to Washington Medicaid enrollees this week. Dentegra, a partnership between the Arcora Foundation, Delta Dental of Washington, and Delta Dental of California, will...[ Read More ]

HCA announces managed care plans offering integrated care starting in 2019 and 2020

| Aug 3, 2018 | Washington

As Washington moves toward integrating physical and behavioral health statewide for Apple Health (Medicaid) clients by 2020, HCA has announced final decisions about which managed care plans will offer coverage in different regions of the state beginning in 2019 and 2020. These decisions were made after a competitive bidding process...[ Read More ]