HCA Connect blog

Feb

23

2017

The Washington Health Alliance has launched a new Community Checkup website, with detailed results on the quality of care and patient experience in Washington. The new site, supported by Healthier Washington, includes enhancements that will increase the usefulness of the site for health care...

Feb

22

2017

Note: This is an article from the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program February 2017 newsletter. By Michael E. Stuart, M.D., and Sheri A. Strite, Delfini Group Patient-centered care is about treating you as a unique person with questions or problems—which can be quite different from...

Feb

17

2017

Multiple federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and rural health clinics around Washington have signed letters of intent to shift to value-based payment in 2017.  The Health Care Authority’s recent request for letters of intent to adopt the alternative payment methodology (APM) yielded...

Feb

14

2017

HCA has posted its 2015-16 agency report, Better Health, better care, lower costs: Transformation and innovation in 2015 and 2016. The report shares highlights of HCA work over the past two years, including: Embarking on our journey to ensure 90 percent of our health care purchasing is value...

Feb

8

2017

The Practice Transformation Support Hub’s Resource Portal launched today. The Portal is an interactive platform designed to help primary and behavioral health practices across Washington State by: Providing curated resources and vetted training materials to help with bi-directional primary...

Jan

31

2017

Your feedback is requested on the Bree Collaborative’s latest draft report and recommendations for Behavioral Health Integration. Public comments will be accepted until 5 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2017. Please complete all comments regarding the report using this link to SurveyMonkey The survey...

Jan

18

2017

The Washington State Health Care Authority is embarking on a statewide series of public meetings to provide details of the state’s plan to test new and innovative approaches to providing Apple Health (Medicaid) health coverage in Washington. These events are intended to be an opportunity for the...

Jan

14

2017

Our partners at the Health Benefit Exchange have launched a new website, www.1in4wa.com, which shares the success of our state's exchange. One in four Washington residents access health coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder. During the current open enrollment period, more than 200,000...

Jan

12

2017

Two Washington health care providers have signed on to test two demonstrations (one urban and one rural) of a new integrated model of care through a Healthier Washington payment redesign model. Northwest Physicians Network and Summit Pacific Medical Center are contracting with HCA to pilot...

Jan

6

2017

Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) Classic and UMP Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP) members have a new benefit: a knee or hip replacement through the PEBB Program’s Center of Excellence (COE) Program. Members of the two plans who meet medical and other criteria can receive their total knee or hip...

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