Prepping for Medicaid expansion

Monthly Archives: August 2010

Kaiser has posted a new tutorial (slides and audio) on what health reform will mean for Medicaid. Sneak preview: there will be large increases in eligibility, especially in the south and west (along with increases in federal funds available to … Continue reading

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WA applies for advanced primary care pilot

Washington State has applied to be a pilot site in an “Advanced Primary Care” federal demonstration project in which Medicare will join Medicaid and private insurers in state-based efforts to improve the delivery of primary care and lower health care … Continue reading

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A closer look at “meaningful use”

Find out more about the details, opportunities and challenges of meeting the “meaningful use” requirements for electronic health records in the latest Health Policy Brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The brief looks at what’s required … Continue reading

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CBCCNs: Who wants a piece of $40 million?

Now is the time to contact your senators and representatives to get them on board with Community-Based Collaborative Care Networks! Last month, Senator Patty Murray succeeded in getting a $40 million line appropriation for two new program authorizations supporting the … Continue reading

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WA gets grant to shed light on insurance rates

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded million grants to 45 states–including Washington–and the District of Columbia to help them track insurance rate hikes and better equip consumers to assess their health plans’ value. Washington plans … Continue reading

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A community perspective on health reform

King County has launched a website highlighting local and national news and information about health reform developments.  Among other things, you can get a recap of the June 16 Community Health Reform dialogue on making the most of health reform. … Continue reading

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