HCA Connect blog

May

15

2018

Julie Liles, a community based specialist located in Shelton, shares with us the work she does and why it's important to her.

May

7

2018

Just how many nurses work at the Health Care Authority? The magic number hovers around three dozen for those employed in nursing positions. And HCA is also fortunate to employ a handful of nurses who apply the critical thinking and judgment skills of their profession to various positions—including...

May

3

2018

Washington State ranks seventh nationally in health care quality and access, according to the Commonwealth Fund’s 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which assesses all 50 states and the District of Columbia on more than 40 measures of access to health care, quality of care,...

Apr

10

2018

Get the scoop on March happenings from Director Sue Birch! Sue talks about her visit to Eastern Washington, the School Employee Benefits Board bill signing, moving the Division of Behavioral health & Recovery from DSHS to HCA, and celebrating the 8th anniversary of the Affordable Care...

Apr

5

2018

Are you a veteran or family member of a veteran who currently receives Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage? Or do you need assistance but don't qualify for Apple Health coverage? You may be entitled to benefits through the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA)....

Mar

30

2018

HCA is hosting four community engagement sessions in April to give clients and providers an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback about Apple Health (Medicaid) dental services moving to managed care. How to participate In-person Spokane Monday, April 2, 2018, 11 a....

Mar

28

2018

The 2018 Legislature adjourned earlier this month after making significant decisions relating to health and health care. In a March 28 letter to stakeholders and partners, HCA Director Sue Birch summarized key policy and budget implications for HCA and those we serve: Behavioral health...

Mar

23

2018

As part of his effort to transform mental health and substance abuse treatment services in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill this week that overhauls the oversight of behavioral health programs in Washington and integrates those programs with other health care services.  “...

Mar

23

2018

Eight years ago today, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. Thanks to the ACA, more of our families, friends and neighbors have health care coverage than ever before in Washington. Read some of their stories on our Voices of Apple Health page. Here are...

Mar

20

2018

As HCA works to move Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) dental coverage from fee-for-service to managed care (per legislative direction in the 2017-2019 state operating budget), we have created a page on our website to share updates and information. The page includes a high-level timeline as...

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