Washington State gets federal support for Healthier Washington plan
Governor Inslee announced this morning that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Washington State $1.5 billion for Medicaid transformation as part of the governor’s Healthier Washington initiative. We applaud the hard work and negotiations our colleagues at the State engaged in to reach an agreement in-principle with CMS. The 1115 Medicaid Waiver will have a significant impact on health care reform in our state.
We are proud to partner with the State on the Healthier Washington initiative. We believe our work to increase transparency, convene stakeholders and educate purchasers and consumers will aid the state’s efforts to better serve Medicaid enrollees overall. We have already played a part in the Healthier Washington initiative’s work and are eager to keep supporting their work through public reporting of performance and engaging providers, purchasers and consumers in the hard work of health care transformation.