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Transportation option coming to Texas Medicaid recipients

| Sep 1, 2021 | Texas

Uber Health announced last week that Medicaid recipients in Texas will now have access to non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) options. Uber Health patients will have access to transportation both to and from their appointments.      Uber’s decision will help expand its reach to over 4.4 million Medicaid members in...[ Read More ]

Funding plan approved for Alaska’s K-12 schools

| Aug 31, 2021 | Alaska

Late last week on August 27, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of a new funding plan for K-12 schools in Alaska.      The $122 billion American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) package is part of the larger $1.9 trillion American...[ Read More ]

Alaska hospitals struggle with ICU capacity deficits

| Aug 31, 2021 | Alaska

COVID-19 is pushing against hospitals’ capacity limits as the Delta variant continues to spread and drive up case numbers. According to the latest data from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), there are just 20 unoccupied adult ICU beds left in Alaska.      Just yesterday, there...[ Read More ]

James Driving Hawk becomes CEO of the Phoenix Indian Medical Center

| Aug 30, 2021 | Arizona

The Indian Health Service (IHS) announced James Driving Hawk as the new chief executive officer of the Phoenix Indian Medical Center on August 25.     Driving Hawk, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, has served as both the director and the acting director at the IHS Great Plains...[ Read More ]

Tribal partnership builds confidence and spurs access to vaccines

| Aug 30, 2021 | Alaska

A partnership between the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is helping boost confidence and encourage COVID-19 vaccinations among Alaska Native communities, according to a case study released last week.     The case study was created jointly by the...[ Read More ]

Alaska clinic promotes new health care model

| Aug 27, 2021 | Alaska

Changes are on the way for health care in Alaska. Envoy Integrated Health, a new clinically integrated network (CIN), has been formed by a group of Alaska physicians. The goal behind this coordinated effort is to better connect physicians with the patients they serve and to continue offering the type...[ Read More ]

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