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February 19, 2020

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are scheduled through Washington State's coordinating entity, currently ULS and formerly CTS LanguageLink. The contract performance reports and fill rate by language and by county are posted on HCA’s website


July 2019                  $41.00

July 2018                  $39.76

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


SFY2018                    406,007

SFY2017                    383,583

SFY2016                    359,750

SFY2015                     327,737

SFY2014                     282,636

SFY2013                     228,561

SFY2012                     201,576
SFY2011                     196,000


SFY2016                 15,836

SFY2015                 16,782

SFY2014                  15,943

SFY2013                  15,556

SFY2012                  10,234

SFY2011                  17,700

 HCA (Medicaid) BUDGET

Jul 2013/Jun 2015             $25.1M

Jul 2011/Jun 2013             $18.1M

Jul 2009/Jun 2011             $23.0M

A modified procurement model began on July 1, 2011

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

The new coordinating entity, ULS took over the contract on July 1, 2018.

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May 25, 2014
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Aug 14, 2012

Jan 22, 2014
What should you do if you feel that... you have still not been paid for some jobs, or your mileage has been miscalculated, or your dispute with ULS was not resolved properly, or you have not been paid for all the time worked, FILE A GRIEVANCE!   Contact our union by sending an email to Local1671[at] and ask for help to file a grievance with the State.
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.
Apr 06, 2014
The Health Care Authority (HCA) created the Incident Resolution Process —first implemented in April 2014— in order to manage complaints from providers regarding interpreter behavior and/or adherence to the Code of Ethics. A provision for this process is included in the contract HCA signed with Universal Language Services (ULS) in June 2018.
Download: WAC 388-03-050.pdf , Complaint & Correction Action Policies HCA-CTS contract K618-9 June 2012.pdf

Mar 11, 2014
Many workers that should be employees are misclassified as independent contractors and led to believe that they have fewer rights than they really do. CHAPTER 9 of the Washington State Workers' Rights Manual, prepared by the South Seattle Community College, provides some information on how to figure out if you are an employee or not, and if you aren’t, what rights you still have. It also includes information on the rights of household workers, day laborers and under the table workers.
Download: Workers' Rights Manual Complete 2014.pdf

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