WSHA contacted and received confirmation from Noridian Healthcare Solutions that the partial federal shutdown should cause no disruptions to Medicare payments. Noridian is the Medicare Administrative Contractor for Jurisdiction F, which includes Washington and nine other western states.
WSHA also contacted Washington Health Care Authority staff and received confirmation that the shutdown does not currently affect any programs HCA administers, including Medicaid fee-for-service or managed care payments. WSHA will continue to monitor the situation and communicate any changes. (Andrew Busz, email@example.com)