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What They're Watching: Rep. Nicole Macri

Emily Boerger | Aug 10, 2020 | Washington

Washington, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon announce coordination on telehealth

| Aug 6, 2020 | Colorado, Oregon, Washington

Building on a previous announcement regarding COVID re-opening, Gov. Jay Inslee joined Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to announce that their states will be working together on telehealth issues.     Joint statement from the states: The coronavirus pandemic has heightened the demand...[ Read More ]

HCA announces apparently successful bidders for 2021 Integrated Managed Care – Expanded Access RFP

Emily Boerger | Aug 3, 2020 | Washington

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) announced on Friday the apparently successful bidders for the 2021 Integrated Managed Care – Expanded Access request for proposals. HCA currently has contracts with five managed care organizations (MCOs). The RFP opens the door for these currently-contracted MCOs to operate in additional regional...[ Read More ]

Empire Health Foundation announces new president, Zeke Smith

| Aug 3, 2020 | Washington

Empire Health Foundation’s (EHF) Board of Directors [last week] announced that Zeke Smith has been named its new president. Smith will assume his new role on October 1, 2020. A Portland, Oregon native, Smith has more than 25 years of senior management and leadership experience in strategic planning, community engagement...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Medicaid enrollment, Brian Warren, COVID spread

| Jul 31, 2020 | Washington

We have a great panel on anti-racism teed up for you next week, and what will be an insightful sessions for us on Monday August 10th in item 1 below. But, our 2020 Inland NW State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference will likely be among the stand out events we produce...[ Read More ]

Providers rank MCO performance in Pierce County

Emily Boerger | Jul 30, 2020 | Washington

State Senator Steve O’Ban sent a letter to the Health Care Authority (HCA) at the beginning of June, detailing the results of a recent provider survey ranking the performance of managed care organizations (MCOs) in Pierce County. The survey and letter, which was sent on behalf of the Integration Oversight...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Brian Warren, BIO

Emily Boerger | Jul 27, 2020 | Washington

Brian Warren is the Director of Government Affairs at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers, and other related organizations. He joins us in this edition “What They’re Watching” to discuss preparing the health care system for innovation.  ...[ Read More ]

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