are scheduled through Washington State's coordinating entity, currently ULS and formerly CTS LanguageLink. The contract performance reports are posted on HCA’s website
HCA (Medicaid) APPOINTMENTS
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
HCA (Medicaid) HOURLY RATE
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
FIRST UNION CONTRACT 2010 $21.00
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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If your ULS payment statement has a deduction for “union dues" then you are a union member.
Union dues are 1.5% of your gross pay earned as an interpreter at DSHS, DCYF, and HCA-Medicaid enrollee appointments, up to a maximum of $76.50 / month. Travel reimbursements are not part of your gross pay.
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