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#Thosewecarry, a glimpse into provider burnout and emotional trauma

| Apr 9, 2018 | Federal

As the health care industry tries to achieve the quadruple aim of enhancing patient experience, improving population health, reducing costs and improving the work life of health care providers, some providers are turning to Twitter to share workplace trauma. The Twitter account The Haunted One and the hashtag #thosewecarry allow...[ Read More ]

Health policy bills see progress in Alaska Legislature

| Apr 5, 2018 | Alaska

With the Alaska Legislature scheduled to adjourn later this month, provided no special session is called, we have an update on some of the health policy bills that have been considered this session. The 80th Percentile Rule Senator Giessel’s bill to annul the 80th percentile rule and replace it with a...[ Read More ]

Alaska has significant health inequity among counties

| Apr 3, 2018 | Alaska

The 2018 County Health Rankings Report: Alaska shows significant health disparities by county and race in Alaska. The report looks at health outcomes, such as length and quality of life, and health factors, with includes the physical environment, social and economic factors, clinical care, and health behaviors. For both health...[ Read More ]

New studies name Hawaii among worst for doctors, best for affordable care

| Apr 3, 2018 | Hawaii

Two recent reports show that while Hawaii is ranked near the top for health care affordability, it’s ranked among the worst states for doctors. The Pacific Business News published a special report on Hawaii’s health care systems. In 2017, Hawaii was ranked third in the country overall for its health...[ Read More ]

Hawaii Medicare enrollment up as Medicaid enrollment decreases

| Apr 2, 2018 | Hawaii

Enrollment numbers show that Medicare enrollment is up while Medicaid enrollment has decreased slightly. Medicare Enrollment Medicare Advantage enrollment has increased since January 2017 to March 2018. Stand-Along Part D enrollment has also increased in the same time frame. HMSA, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and UnitedHealthcare cover approximately 80 percent...[ Read More ]

UnitedHealth Group hiring health plan CEO, other positions in Alaska

| Mar 30, 2018 | Alaska

Based on new job postings, it appears that UnitedHealth Group has been awarded the Coordinated Care Demonstration Project RFP in Alaska. UnitedHealth Group has posted a job opening for a Health Plan CEO in Alaska. The position was posted earlier this week and will be located in Anchorage, Wasilla or...[ Read More ]