HCA: Telehealth and Telemedicine: COVID-19 and Beyond

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HCA: Telehealth and Telemedicine: COVID-19 and Beyond

The Health Care Authority (HCA) recently sent the following alert to dental Medicaid providers.

A listening session brought to you by the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA)

Telehealth and telemedicine have played critical roles during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, and HCA has heard from many of our partners and providers. Specifically, we have heard that you want to know more about the role of telehealth moving forward.

We want to hear from you

In short, there are still many steps to be taken and decisions to be made before HCA can formalize policy and answer these questions. However, we have an idea of the future state, and we want to give you a chance to weigh in.

Our listening session

If you haven't attended an HCA listening session before, it is an informal webinar. Less focus on a planned presentation, and more focused on collecting and answering questions. If we can’t address your concern live, we will follow-up with a posted Question and Answer document.

Register for the listening session

When: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Pacific)
Host: Dr. Christopher Chen (HCA)


 • Introductions
 • Brief presentation
 • Moderated Q&A session

We will do our best to answer all questions, but this is specifically geared toward policy rather than billing or coding questions.

Please email us with any billing or coding questions and we will get back to you asap.

Medicaid Transition to Managed Care Cancelled

The 2019 Legislature has directed the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) to continue to administer the dental Medicaid program through fee-for-service. The HCA may not proceed with a carved-out or carved-in managed care dental option at this time.

Learn More

Questions? Please email info@wsda.org.