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December 13, 2019

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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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How do interpreters do it?

Spoken language interpreters work in three modes.

·         Consecutive interpreting: the conversion of a speaker or signer’s message into another language after the speaker or signer pauses.

·         Simultaneous interpreting: converting a speaker or signer’s message into another language while the speaker or signer continues to speak or sign.

·         Sight translation: translation of a written document into spoken/signed language. An interpreter reads a document written in one language and simultaneously interprets it into a second language.

To get a better understanding of how it is done, please watch the Highline Public Schools free online ~30 minute tutorial.

Interpreter services can be delivered in-person or remotely (telephonic or video) and interpreters will adapt to all sorts of circumstances. 

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