The report was released in January 2019 by the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA). It presents the early outcomes of the first region in the state (Clark and Skamania counties) to adopt integrated managed care for all Medicaid state plan physical health and behavioral health services. The first region went live on April 1, 2020. By aligning behavioral and physical health care financing within a single plan, HCA anticipated better coordination of care for people with comorbid behavioral and physical disorders, greater access to services, and better experience of care. HCA also sought to reduce potentially avoidable health care . . .
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