Wash. Health Care Price-Fix Suit Survives Dismissal Bid- Law 360

Looks like it’s a go to go after what was called Harrison and is now part of CHI Franciscan.

Law360 (March 13, 2018, 4:43 PM EDT) — A Washington federal judge on Monday refused to kill a suit accusing a pair of health care providers of engaging in anti-competitive deals, saying the state has plausibly alleged services agreements between them amount to a horizontal price-fixing agreement.

CHI Franciscan Health and The Doctors Clinic had asked the court to dismiss the case, arguing that the Washington state attorney general’s office had failed to adequately allege their 2016 agreements to share ancillary services amounted to an arrangement that “facially appears to be one that would…(Subscription needed to view entire story)



OMC recognized as top rural, community hospital – Sequim Gazette

Congratulations to OMC.

For the second year in a row, The Chartis Center for Rural Health recognized Olympic Medical Center one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States.

Olympic Medical scored in the top 100 of rural and community hospitals on a hospital strength index assessed by iVantage Health Analytics. OMC officials say the index is the hospital industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance, and its results are the basis for many of rural health care’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives.

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Senior Lobby Day in Olympia 2/22

From the Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action
Are you planning to go to Senior Lobby Day in Olympia, Thursday, February 22? If you haven’t made your reservation yet, please RSVP immediately.
Email govrelations@psara.org or call the PSARA office, 206-448-9646. If you need a ride or you can provide rides, please let us know.


Senior Lobby Day is our chance to speak with our elected representatives in Olympia about PSARA’s legislative goals. With Democrats now in control of both chambers of the legislature, this will be our best chance in years to promote PSARA’s progressive agenda.


The day will start at 8:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast at United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Avenue SE, Olympia. A box lunch will also be provided at 11:30 a.m. Speakers, including PSARA lobbyist Pam Crone, will discuss legislative issues.


All PSARA members are also invited to meet with State House Speaker Frank Chopp at 1:30 p.m.


This event is FREE for all PSARA members.


Our elected officials need to hear your stories! RSVP for Senior Lobby Day today.