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Court Ruling Denies CUP Injunction Request

Lawmakers expect veto of budget proviso

April 30, 2012 -- Legislators representing Clark County are disappointed by a court ruling last week that will keep Columbia United Providers (CUP) out of Medicaid in Washington state starting July 1.

The health plan, owned by PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and other area providers, had filed an administrative appeal with the state’s Health Care Authority after contracts were awarded to Centene and Molina, two out-of-state, publicly-traded insurance companies.

CUP Awaits Ruling in HCA Medicaid Case

Program exclusion prompts reaction from legislative delegation

April 12, 2012 -- For nearly two decades, Columbia United Providers (CUP) has prided itself on creating a healthcare model that works for patients and providers in the most cost-effective manner possible.

Vancouver Medicaid Provider CUP to File Lawsuit Against State

Republished courtesy of the Vancouver Columbian

March 2, 2012--Columbia United Providers will file a lawsuit against the state Health Care Authority in federal court Monday afternoon.

CUP will also request a temporary restraining order to prevent the Health Care Authority from issuing contracts to the organizations selected to provide Medicaid services to Washington residents, said Dr. Lisa Morrison, CUP’s medical director.

The hearing was initially scheduled for Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Tacoma but was delayed until 2:30 p.m. Monday.

PeaceHealth Loses Medicaid Contract with Columbia United Providers in Washington

Columbia United Providers lost its bid to participate in Medicaid by the Washington Health Care Authority

 January 25, 2012 – Regence Blue Shield isn’t the only insurance company in Washington that won’t participate in Medicaid during fiscal 2012-13.

Columbia United Providers and Premera Health Plan, which actually submitted bids on the proposed contract, have been forced out by the Washington Health Authority – unlike Regence which withdrew after providing care to pregnant women and children since 2002.

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