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Election wins and losses for Alaska health care leadership

Emily Boerger | Nov 21, 2018 | Alaska

The Alaska 2018 midterms saw big changes in health care leadership, with some long-time health leaders losing re-election, and others being elevated to new and prominent positions. Notable health policy figures that won’t be returning to the legislature in the coming year include Rep. Paul Seaton who lost his re-election...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Mark Stadler, BridgeHealth

Emily Boerger | Nov 20, 2018 | Alaska

Mark Stadler is the President and CEO of BridgeHealth. He joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to discuss the correlation of cost and quality. “We're looking at cost and quality issues and the disparity and lack of correlation between cost and quality across the United States and...[ Read More ]

New analysis: Anchorage leads the nation in health care prices

Emily Boerger | Oct 26, 2018 | Alaska

The Health Care Cost Institute’s (HCCI) new Healthy Marketplace Index reveals wide disparities in health care prices across the country. The analysis evaluated 1.78 billion commercial claims between 2012 and 2016 in 112 metro areas in the United States to compare the average prices paid for specific health care services....[ Read More ]

2018 Alaska State of Reform Lunch Keynote: Robin Gelburd

Emily Boerger | Oct 19, 2018 | Alaska

Robin Gelburd leads Fair Health, an independent nonprofit that collects data for and manages the nation’s largest database of privately billed health insurance claims.  Gelburd traveled out from New York City to share cost data on Alaska’s health care system during our 2018 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference. ...[ Read More ]

2018 Alaska State of Reform Morning Keynote: Gary Kaplan, MD

Emily Boerger | Oct 19, 2018 | Alaska

Gary Kaplan, MD is the Chairman and CEO of one of the nation’s most esteemed, and highest quality hospitals.  As Virginia Mason’s leader for almost two decades, Kaplan has been at the helm of the institution as it has been awarded the highest marks for quality of any hospital in...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska:  ASO RFP, Jay Butler, What you missed

| Oct 19, 2018 | Alaska

Normally, we limit this newsletter to 5 Things each month.  But, with a lot of moving parts in Alaska health care this month, we're throwing in a few more for you to scan, read, and review...  So, here are seven things for you in this month's edition of 5 Things...[ Read More ]