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Washington Health Alliance report finds downward trend in health care spending waste

Emily Boerger | Nov 6, 2019 | Washington

In the latest edition of its First, Do No Harm series, the Washington Health Alliance details the results of an analysis on wasteful spending for the commercially-insured and Medicaid-insured populations in the state. Utilizing the Alliance’s All Payer Claims Database, the new report includes data from 2014-2017, and evaluates wasteful...[ 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 ]

Washington launches all-payer claims database, Washington HealthCareCompare

Marjie High | Jul 2, 2018 | Washington

On Friday, Washington launched its new all-payer claims database, Washington HealthCareCompare (WAHCC).  It is a rocky roll out for the website that aims at making health care decisions more transparent for Washingtonians, which is today down for maintenance. When up and running, the site will aggregate health care claims information...[ Read More ]

Premera On "Transparency" And APCD

DJ Wilson | Jul 21, 2014 | Washington

This statement from Premera was released on March 10th in a producer email.  We missed in then, but are posting the statement now. --------------------------------------- Jeff Roe President Premera Blue Cross You may have seen one or more of a number of media articles in the recent days on the legislative...[ Read More ]

Backlash against Premera on lobbying | Health care leaders get new positions | Obama delays again

| Mar 11, 2014

The legislative session is set to conclude this Thursday, though today is the day the budget compromise should be agreed to in order to conclude on time.  But, on health care, it's been a relatively tame session. That's given us time to keep an eye on the media, on the...[ Read More ]

How The Premera Media Firestorm Took Shape

| Mar 11, 2014 | Washington

Something pretty amazing just happened in our local media coverage of health care in Washington State:  Premera got hit this week with 8 days of pretty blistering media coverage in multiple outlets across the state for its lobbying in Olympia. To preface, this comment isn't on the merits of the...[ Read More ]