HB 1776 - DIGEST

Transfers powers, duties, and functions of the office of financial management provided in chapter 43.371 RCW (statewide health care claims data), except as otherwise specified in this act, to the state health care authority.

Requires the office of financial management to transfer authority and oversight for the database to the state health care authority; and along with the authority, develop a transition plan that sustains operations.

Requires the authority to, in order to assess and improve performance of the database by state agencies, convene a state agency coordinating structure consisting of state agencies with related data needs to ensure effectiveness of the database and the agencies' programs.

Allows the release of certain health care claims data to the state health benefit exchange, upon receipt of a signed data use agreement with the authority and the lead organization.