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and scheduled through Washington State's coordinating entity CTS LanguageLink. The contract performance measures are posted on HCA’s website



2014                  15,248

2013                  15,574

HCA (Medicaid) MARCH 2015

≈78% Filled

9% Unfilled

0.3% No Show

14% Late Cancelation


SFY2015                     261,838

SFY2014                     228,567

SFY2013                     203,722
SFY2012                     196,176

 HCA (Medicaid) BUDGET

Jul 2011/Jun 2013             $17.7M

Jul 2009/Jun 2011             $23.0M


July 2015                  $37.10

July 2014                  $32.50
July 2013                  $32.00
July 2012                  $31.50
July 2011                  $30.00

       2010                  $21.00/hr

A modified procurement model began on July 1, 2011

The coordinating entity procurement model began on September 24, 2012.

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Information for Working with Interpreters
Updated On: Nov 07, 2014

Interpreter At Work

Are you looking to hire an interpreter for an event?

Interpreters are not helpers, they are professionals providing language access services.

When we are interpreting for a doctor and a patient, or for a social worker and a client we aren’t helping. We are providing a service, a helpful service.  We aren’t doing anyone a favor when we are working.  Interpreters are professionals that have been called on to do a job - a very specific job. 

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Many of our members work outside of the social and medical interpreting fields as well.  Please contact us at

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Before you discuss rates with an interpreter, we recommend you watch this youtube video:


Wondering what value language interpreters add?

In addition to numerous studies documenting the critical role interpreters play in ensuring patient safety, the Association Internationale d’Interprètes de Conference (AIIC) has a cartoon video up on youtube about the 'added value' of interpreting.

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