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The Lesson From Virginia Mason: The Train, The Darkness, And The Fire

DJ Wilson | Oct 15, 2014 | Washington

Since February, we've been wondering aloud about the future of Virginia Mason.  Then, it was the Providence deal with Pacific Medical Centers, which would redirect a substantial portion of referrals away from VM. Now is the August news that Group Health will shift their referrals away from VM to Providence/Swedish. ...[ Read More ]

Community Leaders, Healthcare Providers at Seattle PrideFest 2014

David Peters | Jun 30, 2014 | Washington

Seattle PrideFest 2014 attracted community leaders and local health care providers on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Grand Marshall George Takei welcomed over 130,000 individuals to Seattle Pridefest 2014. Community Grand Marshalls included Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and his partner, Michael Shiosaki; Washington State Justice Mary Yu; and King County Executive...[ Read More ]

OIC rules roundly criticized | Oregon looks for partner exchange | Lobbyists grade session a D+

| Mar 26, 2014 | Washington

"God is in the detail" is the root phrase which has become "The devil is in the detail."  So it is with this edition of 5 Things. Whether you find God or the devil in the detail these days, we can all agree that the details matter today as much...[ Read More ]

Premera and LifeWise Lead QHP Enrollments in Washington

| Jan 23, 2014 | Washington

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange released a comprehensive data report on Jan. 23 that provides the most detailed information to date about enrollments in coverage through Healthplanfinder from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2013. By the end of 2013, more than 67,000 individuals had enrolled in qualified health plans (QHPs)...[ Read More ]

The Olympian: Union delivers strike notice to Providence St. Peter Hospital

Erin Thurston | Mar 1, 2013

From The Olympian Business Blog: Union delivers strike notice to Providence St. Peter Hospital By Rolf Boone The Business Blog Feb. 28, 2013 The union that represents several hundred workers at Providence St. Peter Hospital put the hospital on notice Thursday afternoon, telling the hospital the union is set to...[ Read More ]

Carriers Submit Intent to Participate in WA Healthplanfinder

Erin Thurston | Feb 27, 2013 | Washington

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange reports that it has received 24 notifications from carriers expressing intent to participate in Washington Healthplanfinder beginning next fall. The non-binding letters-of-intent expressed interest from 13 carriers in the individual market, seven in the small business health options program, and four in the dental market. Carrier...[ Read More ]