The Washington state legislature passes legislation to establish the principle of an All-Payer Claims Database (APCD).
The Alliance facilitates work groups tasked with recommending measures for the state’s first core measure set on health care quality and cost to the Performance Measures Coordinating Committee appointed by Governor Jay Inslee.
The Alliance publishes its second patient experience survey Your Voice Matters report, this time including Medicaid patients.
Nancy A. Giunto is named the new executive director of the Alliance.
The Alliance releases a new report, Hospital Sticker Shock: A Report on Hospital Price Variation in Washington State, which finds that price variations from 200 to 400 percent and more are common.
The Alliance releases Less Waste, Less Harm: Choosing Wisely in Washington State, the first report in the nation to measure Choosing Wisely® recommendations at the state-level, with county-by-county results for nine different recommendations.
The Alliance joins a broad coalition of business leaders, health care providers, health plans and community groups supporting the implementation of a fully functioning and sustainable All-Payer Claims Database to reduce costs and improve quality through better transparency.
More than 180 organizations are now a part of the Alliance.