Webinar May 17: Washington Medicaid 101 & listening session for School-Based Health Centers

WEBINAR:  Washington Medicaid 101 and listening session for School-Based Health Centers

WHEN: Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 2:00pm – 3:00pm



The Washington School-Based Health Alliance, Public Health-Seattle & King County, and the Department of Health are pleased to be partnering with the Health Care Authority (HCA) to provide foundational information on Apple Health (Medicaid) in Washington to inform engagement opportunities exploring the needs and challenges for School Based Health Centers billing Apple Health.

HCA program staff will provide a basic overview of the Apple Health (Medicaid) context and landscape in Washington, including federal Medicaid requirements, state administration, and managed care. Staff will describe the Health Care Authority’s role and functions as well as share staffing and program structures. Session will allow time for questions and gathering participant feedback for additional needs and resources to guide future learning opportunities or resource development for school-based health centers. 


Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of Medicaid services and Apple Health’s authorizing environment
  • Orient to the Health Care Authority’s role administering Apple Health and program structure
  • Identify key Apple Health resources and how to get support with questions and challenges
  • Share feedback on topics and additional engagement opportunities


School-based health center managers, billers, and other SBHC / sponsoring agency staff responsible for coding and billing for services provided in school-based health centers. 


  • Christine Cole, LICSW, IMH-E®, Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Program Manager, Health Care Authority
  • Beth Tinker, PhD, MN/MPH, RN, Clinical Nurse Advisor/MCH Consultant, Clinical Quality Care Transformation, Health Care Authority

NOTE: The presenters are not certified coders/billing experts so depth of information will broadly be at the policy and program level. Additionally, presenters can provide answers to specific program and policy questions related to primary and preventive care under Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment EPSDT, and Family Planning/Sexual and Reproductive Health. Questions and/or future topics beyond these programs will require coordination with additional HCA program staff.