HCA Connect blog

Jul

9

2018

Health Care Authority (HCA) Director Sue Birch today announced the appointment of Dr. Judy Zerzan as chief medical officer.  The chief medical officer leads HCA’s clinical policy decision-making, and helps ensure HCA’s decisions lead to high-quality care for the more than 2 million Washington...

Jun

13

2018

On June 12, Governor Jay Inslee honored 20 state agency managers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, including HCA's own Dave Iseminger, director of Employee and Retiree Benefits Division, and Dr. Charissa Fotinos, our deputy chief medical officer. The 2018 Governor’s Award for...

Jun

6

2018

HCA will welcome about 120 employees from the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) on July 1, as we take on responsibility for the state’s community behavioral health system. This includes community-based mental health services and substance use disorder prevention and treatment. Why...

Jun

4

2018

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released a scorecard meant to increase public transparency into states’ performance in managing Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program. This is a beta version of the scorecard, and CMS has indicated it will evolve...

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....

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