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What we're working on

What is HCA's role in Cascade Care?

The Health Care Authority (HCA) is responsible for procuring the public option plans, called Cascade Select or Cascade Care Select Public Option. These plans are required to have a standard benefit design and meet additional quality and value standards and requirements. HCA will also conduct rulemaking to address hospital participation requirements to ensure Cascade Select plans are available in every county.

On October 4, 2021, HCA held a Q&A webinar on the Cascade Select rulemaking. View the slide deck and/or watch the webinar for more information. 


 The following resources and webinars help define and describe our work thus far:


Cascade Select rulemaking Q&A webinar (October 4, 2021)

Public option repricing methodology approach webinar (December 12, 2019)

Cascade Care provider webinar (December 16, 2019)


Rachel Quinn
Special Assistant for Health Policy and Programs