About the Health Care Authority (HCA)
Programs and initiatives
HCA is the largest health care purchaser in Washington State. We serve more than 2.5 million people through our Apple Health (Medicaid), Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB), and School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) programs. We also provide behavioral health services to all residents of Washington State, regardless of insurance. For people enrolled in Apple Health, that's about 2.2 million people. Through a wide range of programs and initiatives, HCA ensures Washington residents access to better health, better care, and lower costs.
Data and reports
Data is one of HCA's most valuable assets, helping strengthen our ability to make decisions based on reliable, timely, and accurate information. HCA’s data strategy demonstrates a commitment to ensuring that all Washingtonians have access to the care they need when they need it.
Other administrative activities
The Health Care Authority administers fraud prevention, program integrity, and public disclosure activities, ensuring government transparency and the responsible use of public funds.
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