KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Washington state Health Care Authority on Monday hosted the first of more than 20 training events throughout the state.
The classes prepare community based organizations and health care providers for the launch of the Affordable Care Act. They're covering everything from changes to Medicare to new policies that apply to Washington Apple Health Family Programs.
Trainees will be able to take the new knowledge back to their organizations.
"This project has had an extremely short runway. A lot of things have happened in just a few short months. There's a gap of information out in the community," said training facilitator Mark Westenhaver.
Trainees that pass will be able to help people through the Washington Health Plan Finder Application process. It begins October 1st.
The training is one day only and will start in Yakima on Tuesday.