Health agencies highlight new strategies to help Washingtonians maintain coverage during Medicaid redeterminations
Shane Ersland | Sep 22, 2023 | Washington
Although it is still unclear exactly when the public health emergency (PHE) will end, Washington health coverage professionals are working hard to prepare for Medicaid redeterminations and new procurements. Anthony Woods, Aaron Wilson, and Charissa Fotinos, MD, discussed preparations they are making to help Washingtonians retain their health
Rhonda Hauff is the CEO of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services. She said the organization is focused on helping homeless people during our 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Staff are utilizing opportunities available through the Apple Health and Homes Act, attempting to purchase a motel to increase
Dr. Charissa Fotinos, Medicaid Director at the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) kicked off the 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Policy Conference by discussing the agency’s top health insurance priorities. Fotinos oversees the Apple Health program, which serves over 2 million Washingtonians. She said HCA is
Many Washingtonians will face uncertainties regarding health care coverage when the public health emergency (PHE) ends, and state officials are working to address those concerns. Health officials discussed those efforts during a Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee meeting Wednesday. The PHE was extended through Oct. 13th
Washington state health care officials submitted a waiver renewal application for the Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) Friday. The MTP is Washington’s Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver, which is an agreement between the state’s Health Care Authority (HCA) and CMS. It allows the state to implement new policies and
Reimbursement rates for almost all services covered by Apple Health increased by 100% on July 1. During the 2021 legislative session, Washington state lawmakers set aside $76 million in its 2021-23 budget to improve access to care through increased fee-for-service reimbursement rates for serving adult dental Medicaid patients.