A Continuing Legal Education Seminar of Northwest Health Law Advocates
6.25 General CLE Credits Pending
Friday, November 18, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Riddell Williams P.S.
1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4500
Washington State leads the nation in transforming health coverage and care. Please join us for our annual CLE - a unique opportunity to hear from advocates, practitioners, and state officials about how health care in Washington is being transformed.
Session topics will include:
» Affordable Care Act: Unfinished Business and New Directions
» Value Based Purchasing Initiatives for Medicaid: Challenges and Opportunities
» Health Care Rights and Protections Under the New ACA Section 1557 Regulations
» Hot Topics in Medicaid Managed Care: Final Managed Care Rules and Integrating Behavioral Health
» Shaping Washington's "Accountable Communities of Health:" Potential Successes and Pitfalls
A new report from NoHLA and OneAmerica highlights the need for Yakima Regional and Toppenish hospitals to ensure that patients who qualify for financial assistance actually receive it. Click here for more information.
Washington recently established Accountable Communities of Health in each of nine regions of the state for purposes of health system decision-making. These “ACHs” offer a watershed opportunity to actively include members of communities that experience disparities in health outcomes and access to care in making these decisions. Click here for more information.
The Washington State Attorney General’s Office recently secured an agreement with Molina Healthcare of Washington requiring the insurer to clearly specify that both copper and progestin-based IUDs are fully covered in its Washington health plans.
This consumer protection action stemmed from a report by NoHLA, Contraceptive Coverage in Washington State's Qualified Health Plans, which raised concerns that insurers were misinforming women about the full extent of their new reproductive health benefits.
Working to achieve a health care system in which all individuals receive quality, affordable health care in Washington State.
"Within weeks of NoHLA's Medicaid training, I was able to use the information you taught us to identify numerous cases in which families were wrongly denied coverage—and to bring those cases forward to get them resolved.
By giving all of us tools and knowledge to successfully advocate for people, NoHLA has impacted so many lives – making healthcare accessible and helping families avoid financial disaster."
- Cathy Aby
Health Educator, Public Health
Seattle & King County
"I want to tell you how much I enjoy your presentations at First Friday Forum. I get happy when I see NOHLA on the agenda, and kinda sad without it!"
- Esther Mathison
Inreach Eligibility Specialist (Patient Navigator)
Country Doctor Community Health Center