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What They're Watching: Tim Lieb

Emily Boerger | Apr 13, 2020 | Washington

Kreidler to review affiliation request from Cambia, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

| Mar 12, 2019 | Washington

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued the following statement about the plan from Cambia Health Solutions, Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina: “Cambia Health Solutions and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina have notified me that they plan to merge operations and administrative functions, while continuing to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: PEBB, ACH projects, MCO RFP

| Feb 27, 2018 | Washington

It's a very busy time.  We actually had 11 things this issue that we thought were all very much worth your time.  But, we've limited it to 5 Things We're Watching at the state, federal, and local levels of health care and health policy. As always, thanks for reading our...[ 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 ]

Plan profits plummet | Budget options include cuts of 15% | Legal victories support mergers

| Jun 25, 2014

There has been a lot of talk about the disruption and costs of reform. For the most part, the data hasn't been available. That's starting to change as Q1 results from health plans hit. At the same time, state budgets are under stress with tremendous cuts (again) on the horizon....[ Read More ]

WA: In Last-Ditch Effort, Hospitals & Health Plans Urge OIC to Delay Rulemaking

| Apr 22, 2014 | Washington

Representatives of Washington hospitals and health insurance companies, among others, urged the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) to delay adoption of its proposed network-adequacy rule during testimony at a public hearing held Tuesday morning at the OIC's offices in Tumwater. The hearing was held one day before the OIC is...[ Read More ]

What if King Co thought big? | Regence staffs up in WA | FDA to regulate HIT

| Apr 8, 2014 | Washington

One of the interesting things about this time in health care is that it invites us to think big and be truly innovative.  There is a lot of that these days in what are truly exciting times for health care. Here are some items - some big, some small -...[ Read More ]