Washington Permanente Medical Group ranked top medical group in state

Washington Health Alliance Community Checkup 2016

For the tenth consecutive year, Washington Permanente Medical Group (formerly Group Health Cooperative) has been recognized by the Washington Health Alliance (WHA) Community Checkup as being the top-performing medical group in Washington state. The 2016 WHA Community Checkup scored Kaiser Permanente’s medical group above average on 23 of the 28 measures of effective care—more than any […]


Behavioral health screening and treatment is becoming part of primary care

Integrated Behavioral Health

Catching mental health and substance use problems early and making short-term treatment available right in our clinics is the objective of Kaiser Permanente Washington’s Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) initiative, says Larry Marx, MD, medical director of Behavioral Health Support Services. The BHI initiative was introduced as a pilot program at three of our Puget Sound […]


Pharmacy system upgrade could impact your clients

Pharmacy system upgrade

UPDATED. We want to provide an update to the story below and acknowledge the experience some of our members have been having with our pharmacy service. Our goal is to provide members with exceptional care and service—every time. We pride ourselves on meeting member needs quickly and safely. The transition to a new pharmacy system hasn’t […]


Action required to assign you as producer of record

Online portal tips

Several of you have notified us that there have been issues with online enrollment for our individual and family and Medicare Advantage plans. Specifically, when your clients applied online via your enrollment link, you weren’t being assigned as their producer of record. We have verified that, in some cases, producer information wasn’t transferring when being […]


Group Health Foundation: What’s happening now and what’s next?

Cliff Avril, immunization campaign

For several years, the Group Health Foundation has worked to promote childhood immunizations in communities throughout Washington state. In fact, the Group Health Foundation (GHF) is the only statewide foundation focused on keeping people healthy through immunizations and improving health care by funding clinical innovations. This year’s donations have funded a variety of efforts to […]