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New report finds health care for persons with disabilities varies across city-wide

Emily Viles | Oct 10, 2019 | Arizona, California, Federal, Washington

Universal health care work group holds first meeting

Michael Goldberg | Oct 9, 2019 | Washington

A review of HCA decision packages to the governor

Emily Boerger | Oct 8, 2019 | Washington

Seattle Families One Step Closer to More OB Care Choices with New Virginia Mason Birth Center with CHI Franciscan

| Oct 8, 2019 | Washington

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason today announced the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has approved Virginia Mason’s Certificate of Need application for a Level II Special Care Nursery, paving the way for the new Virginia Mason Birth Center, an Alliance with CHI Franciscan. The two organizations have partnered to...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Colt Courtright, Premera, on HHS's rule on interoperability

Emily Boerger | Oct 7, 2019 | Alaska, Washington

Colt Courtright is the Director of Corporate Data & Analytics and is a key leader in Premera Blue Cross’s interoperability initiatives. We recently caught up with Courtright to discuss a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that aims to advance interoperability and allow patients...[ Read More ]

HCA selects Washington Health Alliance as lead organization for all-payer claims database

| Oct 4, 2019 | Washington

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) has announced the Washington Health Alliance as the apparently successful bidder to serve as lead organization of the Washington State All-Payer Claims Database (WA-APCD). The WA-APCD is a tool used to collect health care claims data for reporting and analytics, and to help...[ Read More ]

Sanders raises over $3 million in third quarter from Washington State

Emily Boerger | Oct 4, 2019 | Washington

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign announced on Thursday it raised over $3 million from Washington State in the third quarter of 2019. The funding comes from nearly 153,000 donations made by almost 45,000 individuals, which the campaign says is more than any other 2020 presidential candidate.     In total,...[ Read More ]

New report shows variable vaccination rates by state

Emily Viles | Oct 4, 2019 | Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington

A new WalletHub report analyzes the rate of vaccination by state. The report looks at 18 different categories to determine which states are the most responsible when it comes to immunization.  WalletHub measured a number of different populations immunization rates, including children and teenagers, adults and elderly, and immunization uptake...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Embright, Rep. Paul Harris, INW keynotes

| Sep 26, 2019 | Washington

This newsletter is a collection of five things we think are worth knowing something about if you're a senior health care executive or policy leader in Washington State. You may find some items more relevant than others. Or perhaps you've been looped in on some of these topics far more...[ Read More ]

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