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The Washington State Health Care Authority is holding a series of public meetings across the state to provide details of the state’s plan to test new and innovative approaches to providing Medicaid health coverage in Washington.

The North Sound Region public forum will be held from 6 to 7:30 Wednesday, March 1 at the Skagit Valley College Multipurpose Room, 2405 E. College Way in Mt. Vernon.

The event is intended to be an opportunity for the public to engage, ask questions, and offer comments about the recently signed Medicaid Transformation Project demonstration, and special terms and conditions.

What HCA will cover

Explanation of the three initiative areas of the demonstration:

  • Regional strategies for system transformation
  • Service options for older adults and individuals with disabilities
  • Key foundational community support services for Medicaid clients with critical needs

Registration

Registration is not required but it is encouraged. To sign up to attend the free event, click here.

Background

The State of Washington received a signed agreement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), providing up to $1.1 billion in incentives to launch a five-year demonstration, effective January 1, 2017, to achieve better care, better health, and better value; as well as $375 million to support services for Medicaid clients. Find details and resources on the Medicaid Transformation web page.

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