Welcome to the Washington Integrated Care Assessment (WA-ICA) portal! This site is a resource for providers and care team members completing the WA-ICA on behalf of their clinical sites. The resources available here will help orient you to the new assessment tool and to advance integration in general.
Why did Washington adopt the new Washington Integrated Care Assessment (WA-ICA)?
In the past, many health care providers completed different assessments of integration, such as the Maine Health Access Foundation tool (MeHAF) through their Accountable Community of Health (ACH) or a managed care organization (MCO). The purpose of these assessments was to determine levels of integration within a practice and identify where coaching support may be needed. However, without a standard assessment tool, providers may have been completing different assessments for multiple stakeholders on different timelines, and information may have been inconsistent or redundant.
To address these issues and support assessment coordination, the Health Care Authority (HCA), ACHs, and MCOs have been working together for several years to identify a standard assessment for clinical integration for outpatient primary care and behavioral health clinics that providers will complete on a consistent annual timeline. The Washington Integrated Care Assessment (WA-ICA) is the result of that work.
The following organizations support the Washington Integrated Care Assessment (WA-ICA): the Health Care Authority; the five MCOs that provide Apple Health coverage - Amerigroup Washington, Community Health Plan of Washington, Coordinated Care, Molina Health Care, United Healthcare; and the nine Accountable Communities of Health - Better Health Together, Cascade Pacific Action Alliance, Elevate Health, Greater Columbia ACH, HealthierHere, North Central ACH, North Sound ACH, Olympic Community of Health, and Southwest ACH.