are scheduled through Washington State's coordinating entity CTS LanguageLink. The contract performance measures are posted on HCA’s website
Overall Filled Rate SFY 2015
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 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.
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We are the union for freelance spoken language interpreters contracted by the State to render services for Medicaid enrollees and DSHS clients pursuant to RCW 41.56.030(10). We are all small business owners working for the state as independent contractors. Through our union's advocacy, we have worked together with the State to save millions of taxpayers' dollars previously wasted on excessive administrative costs.
We promote lean government principles by streamlining the procurement process of language interpretation services. By directing limited state dollars to the people actually providing the services, instead of middlemen, we can raise the quality of interpreter services provided to Limited English Proficient (LEP) Washingtonians. We support a ONE STOP SHOPPING SOLUTION for rendering services in all three delivery modalities: on-site, over-the-phone and video remote interpretation (VRI). We embrace cloud technology advances in communications and Software as a Service (SaaS) business models. Interpreters United is a successful example of union-management collaboration.
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Interpreters United / Local 1671: local1671[at]gmail.com