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5 Things Washington: Lessons from COVID, Future of Medicaid, Cascade Care

| Sep 21, 2020 | Washington

I'm excited to see so many of you later this week at our 2020 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference! We close down registration tomorrow, so if you're planning on joining us, don't be shy! Get yourself registered to be with us. We have some truly unique sessions for...[ Read More ]

Medicaid optional benefits on chopping block in HCA’s budget proposal

Emily Boerger | Sep 18, 2020 | Washington

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) this week submitted its 2021-23 operating budget proposal to the Office of Financial Management (OFM), outlining budget priorities and potential cuts to the agency. In response to the economic downturn brought on by COVID-19, OFM in May directed state agencies to identify options...[ Read More ]

WHA releases 14th Community Checkup report

Emily Boerger | Sep 18, 2020 | Washington

In August, the Washington Health Alliance (WHA) announced the use of a new quality composite score to compare medical care quality in Washington State. The composite score combines up to 29 measures included in WHA’s Community Checkup reports – which measure quality of care delivered to Medicaid and commercially-insured populations...[ Read More ]

Kaiser Permanente launches Virtual Plus care plan in Washington

Emily Boerger | Sep 17, 2020 | Washington

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington announced on Thursday the launch of its Virtual Plus care plan, centered on delivering care through telehealth. The new health plan will be available direct to employer groups and consumers, and on the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, beginning January 1, 2021.     Spurred...[ Read More ]

Over 125 organizations coming to our Inland NW event next week

DJ Wilson | Sep 15, 2020 | Washington

  We are excited to be hosting our 2020 Inland NW State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference next week! This two day event has grown to try to meet the moment of COVID, expanding our agenda to a range of topics and speakers. They span the full scope of...[ Read More ]

2020 Scorecard on State Health System Performance released

Emily Boerger | Sep 11, 2020 | Alaska, California, Hawaii, Washington

The Commonwealth Fund released its 2020 Scorecard on State Health System Performance on Friday, offering a state-by-state comparison on a broad range of health indicators. These recent findings include data collected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new scorecard includes a total of 49 measurements which are grouped into four...[ Read More ]

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