Washington

Three states to examine risk, reform in Medicaid project

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Alabama, Washington and Nevada are participating in a yearlong Medicaid project that could help share risk between states and the federal government, the National Governors Association said this week.

Rhode Island is No. 1 HIPAA enforcer in state rankings

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Healthcare providers may feel more pressure of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act enforcement in states like Rhode Island and Alaska, according to data compiled by TrueVault, a HIPAA compliance company.

CNL Lifestyle Properties acquires two WA facilities

Real estate investment trust CNL Lifestyle Properties has acquired two senior housing communities for about $12.5 million: South Pointe Assisted Living in Everett, WA, and La Conner Retirement Inn in La Conner, WA.

Howard moves to Prestige Care

Howard moves to Prestige Care

Buffy Howard is the new regional director of operations for Prestige Care's skilled nursing and rehabilitation, the company announced in June.

Washington state taps Silverchair Learning Systems for curriculum development

Silverchair Learning Systems has been approved as a curriculum developer by the state of Washington's Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Silverchair Learning has worked closely with DSHS officials to achieve this status in response to Initiative 1163 (I-1163), voted on by Washington residents in November 2011. One goal of the initiative is to increase the training and education of caregivers providing care in adult family homes/assisted living communities (formerly called boarding homes) and in the home environment.

Providers tackle Capitol Hill in person to try to prevent funding cuts

Providers tackle Capitol Hill in person to try to prevent funding cuts

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Preventing further reimbursement cuts, home- and community-based services, and housing will be the main topics of conversation Tuesday, when long-term care providers personally visit dozens of their respective U.S. lawmakers in Washington.