Washington State’s Highest Performing Medical Groups Reported

Opioid prescribing continues on a downward trend, but some areas show an increase in chronic use. SEATTLE, WA-The Washington Health Alliance (Alliance) issues its 15th Community Checkup report today with results for more than 2,300 unique entities; clinics, medical groups, hospitals, and health plans, and continues its long tradition of providing transparency on the state’s ...
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Washington Purchasers Unify to Support Statewide Primary Care Transformation Effort

Improving the delivery of health care to thousands of people across the state. SEATTLE, WA – In a letter sent yesterday, the Washington Health Alliance (Alliance) and the Purchaser Business Group on Health, formerly Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), join with purchasers in expressing support for the state’s efforts to transform the delivery of ...
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The Washington Health Alliance and Bree Collaborative Partner in Effort to Increase Value-Based Care

“There is nothing holding us back from making health and health care in Washington state a model for the country.” SEATTLE, WA – The Washington Health Alliance (Alliance) and Dr. Robert Bree Collaborative (Bree) at the Foundation for Health Care Quality are teaming up to encourage everyone in Washington state’s health care system to make ...
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Statewide Report Introduces Quality Composite Score to Compare Performance of Medical Groups and Clinics

The Washington Health Alliance releases the latest Community Checkup report, analyzing health care for 4 million Washington residents. SEATTLE, WA – The Washington Health Alliance (Alliance) issues its 14th Community Checkup report today with results for 1,978 clinics, 327 medical groups, 106 hospitals, 16 health plans, 39 counties, and all nine Accountable Communities of Health ...
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Washington Health Alliance Releases New Quality Composite Score

The Alliance uses its new quality composite score to compare care across Accountable Communities of Health and counties.  SEATTLE – Today the Washington Health Alliance published a new method for reporting on medical care quality in Washington state. The new quality composite score combines up to 29 measures from the Alliance’s Community Checkup, a comprehensive ...
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Wide Variation Reported in Washington State’s Health Care System

The Washington Health Alliance releases the latest Community Checkup report, analyzing health care for 4 million Washington residents. SEATTLE, WA – The Washington Health Alliance issues its 13th Community Checkup report, bringing together results for 1,978 clinics, 376 medical groups, 123 hospitals, 16 health plans, and 39 counties, on more than 110 performance measures. Analyzing ...
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Low-Value Health Care on Downward Trend in Washington State

Unprecedented report from Washington Health Alliance shows performance for 44 medical groups across the state. SEATTLE. Low-value services in Washington state’s health care system decreased from 2014 through 2017, according to Washington Health Alliance’s latest edition of its First, Do No Harm report using the Milliman MedInsight Health Waste CalculatorTM. Analyzing health claim data for ...
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Washington Health Alliance Releases Comprehensive Analysis of Health Plans

Alliance and employers partner to find the highest quality and issue findings. Today, the Washington Health Alliance (Alliance) issued a report on the top performing health plans in Washington state. The Alliance worked with 18 employers and union trusts, including The Boeing Company, Starbucks Coffee Company, Puget Sound Energy, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ...
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Washington Health Alliance Releases Groundbreaking Pricing Findings

Alliance research shows wide price variation across state and facilities and breaks down statewide spending trends. SEATTLE. Washington consumers face significant price variations for inpatient treatments across the state and by facility, according to a new report released online today by the Washington Health Alliance (Alliance). “This is monumental. It’s the first time we have ...
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Washington Health Alliance and Milliman MedInsight Heralded as “Heroes in Health Care”

Awarded the 2019 Achievement in Digital Health Award by Seattle Business Magazine and Presents Awards to Top Performing Medical Groups. SEATTLE — The Washington Health Alliance and Milliman MedInsight were recognized for Achievement in Digital Health by Seattle Business magazine at its 2019 Leaders in Health Care Awards ceremony. Recognized as among “Washington’s most accomplished health ...
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Report: More than 1 Million Washington Patients Received Unnecessary Tests, Procedures, and Treatments

Alliance’s newest Health Waste Calculator report finds significant opportunity to reduce low-value health care in Washington state. SEATTLE – A new report on health care waste released this week by the Washington Health Alliance – looking at 48 measures of common medical treatments, tests and procedures – found that an estimated $341 million was spent ...
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Washington Health Alliance Hosts Conference on Making Health Care Affordable in Washington State

National and state thought leaders to speak at health care affordability summit in Seattle.  SEATTLE –  With health care foremost on the minds of voters as they head to the polls in two weeks, the Washington Health Alliance is convening a one-day summit of health care thought leaders to discuss possible solutions to the crisis ...
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