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Senior care chain to pay $979k settlement

The former operator of a Gig harbor senior living center today agreed to settle national charges of accounting irregularities that had it keeping unearned Medicare payments.

November 2016

New urgent care opens in Kent

South Sound-based CHI Franciscan today opened its second urgent care center as it continues to look for expansion areas in the larger King County marketplace.

November 2016

MultiCare to acquire Rockwood Health in Spokane

Continuing its assertive expansion plan, MultiCare Health System today announced plans to acquire the assets of Rockwood Health System in Spokane.

November 2016

State version of Obamacare growing

More Washington residents are turning to the state-sponsored health plan model to purchase medical care coverage, according to year-end enrollment counts.

November 2016

AG finds CHI Franciscan mistakes

South Sound health system patients will share more than $1 million in refunds and billing account adjustments under a settlement announced today by the state.

November 2016

CHI Franciscan, Virginia Mason to work together

Tacoma’s CHI Franciscan Health and Seattle’s Virginia Mason Health System announced today they have signed a letter of intent to create a clinical partnership and strategic affiliation.

October 2016

Enrollment open for ‘Coug’ doctors

Washington's second public medical school is now accepting applications for its first class of students seeking to become physicians.

October 2016

New inpatient mental care for teens to open

Treatment and inpatient care for teenagers facing mental health issues will be available in Tacoma starting Nov. 1st.

October 2016

Insurance Commissioner offers his view

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says 13 different providers will be offering healthcare plans for 2017, and the average rate increase from this year is 13.6 percent, although some plans jumped by up to 24 percent.

October 2016

Washington trailing nation — that’s good

Leaders of the public-private partnership formed to implement Obamacare in Washington are claiming much better results than what's in the national headlines, as they outline 2017 premium rates.

October 2016
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