Medicaid Quality Incentive 2015

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Hospitals in Washington State have the opportunity to earn a one percent incentive payment under the Medicaid Quality Incentive Program. The incentive is included in the legislation creating the new Safety Net Assessment program.

The payment is funded in part from the hospitals contribution to the Safety Net Assessment and federal matching dollars. The rate increases for qualifying hospitals will begin on July 1, 2016.

Resource Documents

For questions, please contact:

Incentive methodology:

Carol Wagner at or (206) 577-1831

Reporting process or definitions:

Jonathan Bennettl at  or (206) 577-1851

Specific financial questions:

Andrew Busz at or (206) 216-2533