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Health Technology Selection
The HCA Administrator, in consultation with participating state agencies, selects a group of health technologies that will undergo a scientific review and then be presented to our independent Health Technology Clinical Committee (HTCC) for coverage decisions.
How Technologies are Selected for Review
Because of the length of the process, only a limited number of health technologies, about ten per year, will undergo this rigorous process. The medical devices, procedures, and diagnostic tests are selected based on concerns about whether the technology is safe, whether it works as intended, and whether it is cost-effective, especially when compared to alternatives or where there is a variation in how it is used. State agency physicians identify potential health technologies of concern. These topics are prioritized based on legislative requirements and criteria widely used in technology assessment priority setting. Agency recommendations are sent to the Administrator for selection. The public can also use petition for a technology to be reviewed, and the same criteria will be applied.
Prioritization Criteria and Tools (61.5 KB)
Nominate a Health Technology
You can request that the program consider a health technology for review. Please fill out and submit the interested party petition in order to propose a health technology for review.
A copy of the petition can be obtained by one of the following methods:
Online: Interested Party Petition (87.5 KB)
E-mail: Christine Masters at firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Care Authority
626 8th Ave SE
P.O. Box 42712
Olympia, WA 98504-2712
Please complete the petition as thoroughly as possible. Note, that every question may not be relevant to your proposed selected health technology. If you have any questions about this form, please contact Christine Masters at 360-725-5126.