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



SFY2017                  15,836

SFY2016                  16,782

SFY2015                  15,943

SFY2014                  15,556

Overall Filled Rate SFY 2015

91% Filled


SFY2017                    359,750

SFY2016                     327,737

SFY2015                     282,636

SFY2014                     228,561

SFY2013                     201,576
SFY2012                     196,176

 HCA (Medicaid) BUDGET

Jul 2013/Jun 2015             $25.1M

Jul 2011/Jun 2013             $18.1M

Jul 2009/Jun 2011             $23.0M


July 2017                  $38.50

July 2016                  $38.00

July 2015                  $37.10

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

        2010                  $21.00

A modified procurement model began on July 1, 2011

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

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Immunizations for Medical Interpreters
Updated On: Oct 11, 2014

Immunization Requirements

for Interpreters rendering services

at HCA’s Medicaid appointments

As of September 22nd, 2014:   Interpreters will not be able to accept HCA (medical) appointments until immunization and TB status records have been provided. Interpreters who still have not provided the proper immunization documentation will have any HCA (medical) appointments scheduled for after September 22nd removed from their schedules by CTS. 

Which immunizations/tests will the state require of interpreters?

Rubella, rubeola, mumps (or the combination vaccine commonly referred to as MMR)
OR proof of immunity (commonly obtained through a blood test)
Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine OR proof of immunity
Diphtheria, Pertussis (commonly given in a combination vaccine called TDap)
Annual updates include:
Flu vaccine – You must receive the flu vaccine and provide proof of such before November 30th of each year, unless the Department of Health declares a flu pandemic, in which case the start of the flu season could be earlier.  You do NOT need to provide proof of flu vaccine this year until November!
Tuberculosis (TB) screening
You may provide proof via one of three methods:  a skin test (commonly called a PPD), QuantiFERON, or the T-spot blood test.  There are specific requirements about TB testing and results. 

You will find out a lot more about these requirements and its latest updates under our "Members Only" tab.

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