Medicaid Implementation Plan Submission Marks Major Milestone
TACOMA, WASHINGTON —Elevate Health’s goal is to provide whole-person, integrated, quality health care in Pierce County. It was established — along with eight other Accountable Communities of Health in Washington — in support of the 1115 Medicaid Waiver, which allows the state to earn more than $1.5B in federal funds over a five-year period to transform the Medicaid delivery system in our state. Pierce County ACH must meet specific requirements set by the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) to continue to earn the 1115 waiver funds for our region. The incentives Elevate Health earns are allocated by its Board to partner agencies that can demonstrate the most immediate, far-reaching and long-term impact in order to maximize funding for our region.
“Submission of the Plan to HCA is an exciting milestone that opens doors and helps us break new ground as we work to fulfill our promise of transforming health care in Pierce County,” says Elevate Health CEO Alisha Fehrenbacher. “Our commitment to a community-inspired vision of health for our region will drive change for years to come.”
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