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WA: Interview with Julie Keeffe from CHPW

DJ Wilson | May 15, 2013 | Washington

WA: Few plans apply to be on the small group exchange

DJ Wilson | Apr 17, 2013 | Washington

Opinion: Choice Needed for Medicaid Families under Expansion

DJ Wilson | Apr 9, 2013 | Washington

Two key components of the Affordable Care Act will roll out in 2014 with expanded Medicaid coverage for our lowest-income populations (if secured by the state Legislature this session) and insurance Exchanges offering subsidies to make health coverage more affordable for people with higher incomes.  Washington state’s new health care...[ Read More ]

HCA Announces Expanded Managed Care Options for Basic Health, Medicaid Clients in Clark County

DJ Wilson | Jun 1, 2012 | Washington

Today, June 1, the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) announced that two new managed care options for Basic Health and Medicaid have been added in Clark County. Clark had previously been the only one of 39 Washington counties not assigned at least one health plan. This is good news...[ Read More ]

Veto by Gov. Gregoire Concerns Washington State Hospital Association

DJ Wilson | May 16, 2012 | Washington

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) has expressed their concern with Gov. Gregoire’s veto of certain proviso language in the state’s recently passed budget. In this week’s edition of “Inside Olympia,” a newsletter by the WSHA, attention was brought to three of the governor’s veto decisions which are expected to...[ Read More ]

CHPW, CUP Motion For Injunction Against State Is Denied

DJ Wilson | Apr 27, 2012

A federal court judge in Tacoma denied a motion by Community Health Plan of Washington and Columbia United Providers to halt the state Medicaid RFP process. The motion, which was outlined in a previous story on State of Reform, was part of a legal case the entities are bringing against...[ Read More ]

CUP, CHPW Present Evidence Against HCA On Medicaid RFP

DJ Wilson | Apr 12, 2012

Monday, Columbia United Providers (CUP) and Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) were in federal court against the Washington State Health Care Authority laying out evidence that the state's Medicaid RFP process created an unfair playing field for respondents.  The two plans filed a joint complaint against the state, which...[ Read More ]

HEALTHY OPTIONS RFP: THE MARKET BEGINS TO RESPOND

DJ Wilson | Jan 19, 2012

In the wake of the HCA announcement on Tuesday, I asked payers and providers for their response or reaction to the news.  A number of them had rather colorful comments off the record.  Here are some that were on the record.  I also have a series of questions in to...[ Read More ]