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April 29, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Auditor knocks King County Public Health’s accounting

At least $7.3 million in accounts receivable and deferred revenues should have been counted in annual financial statements by Public Health — Seattle & King County, according to Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley. Accounts receivable were misreported in the annual financial statements, Kelley said in a report issued last week, and the health department underreported deferred…


Comments | More in General news, Health | Topics: accounts receivable, Medicaid, Public Health - Seattle & King County

October 31, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Autism therapy to be covered for children on Medicaid

Children with autism spectrum disorders insured by the state’s Apple Health program,  including those on Medicaid, will be covered for Applied Behavior Analysis  (ABA) therapy under a lawsuit settlement approved by U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Jones. The lawsuit was filed by the Northwest Justice Project, a statewide legal aid program, in the wake of similar settlements in…


Comments | Topics: ABA, Apple Heath, autism

September 27, 2012 at 9:59 AM

KING5 investigation: State sues high-profile Seattle activist

KING5: “The state recently filed a lawsuit against Rev. Harriett Walden to recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars in Medicaid money.” Walden, who has long been an activist in Seattle, is head of Mothers for Police Accountability, which has sought many of the changes now under way in the Seattle Police Department. The state is looking…


Comments | More in Government | Topics: Harriett Walden, investigation, Medicaid

February 28, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Emergency room protest by doctors? Not happening, docs say

Over the weekend, a Twitter conversation made the rounds suggesting that doctors here planned to occupy emergency rooms in protest on April 1, the day the state plans to stop reimbursing hospitals and doctors for Medicaid patients’ non-emergency visits. Dr. Nathan Schlicher, a Tacoma emergency doctor who is leading the effort by the state’s emergency doctors and the Washington State Medical…


Comments | More in Government | Topics: budget cuts, emergency rooms, Medicaid