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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 ]

Medicaid Budget Proviso Making the Rounds in Olympia

DJ Wilson | Feb 23, 2012

A budget proviso is making the rounds in Olympia that would address the rejection of CUP from the state's Medicaid managed care plan, Healthy Options. The proviso, championed by Rep. Jim Moeller, who has been a strong advocate during the session for Columbia United Providers, would seek to keep in...[ Read More ]

Medicaid Protests Start Coming In

DJ Wilson | Feb 6, 2012 | Washington

Last Friday was the deadline for protests to be filed against the decision by the Health Care Authority to contract with 5 of 7 interested health plans.  While it might make sense that one or two plans might appeal - Premera and Columbia United Providers both having come up short...[ Read More ]


DJ Wilson | Jan 31, 2012

The Columbian, the daily paper based in Clark County, ran a story in today's paper on CUP losing the bid for the Medicaid contract.  It's a broad look with some interesting tidbits. The authority set target reimbursement rates for each region in the state based on historical data and assumptions...[ Read More ]