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Division of Insurance seeks public comment on 80th percentile rule

| May 29, 2018 | Alaska

The Division of Insurance is soliciting proposals of amendments or alternatives to regulation 3AAC 26.110, the “80th percentile rule” that would provide equal or greater consumer protection. This comment period will be open until June 30, 2018. The division is specifically seeking alternatives that dually address potential impacts on the...[ Read More ]

Report shows Alaska's health system performance continues to need improvement

| May 24, 2018 | Alaska

The Commonwealth Fund recently released the 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which analyzed more than 40 measures of health care access, quality, efficiency, health outcomes and disparities. Overall, Alaska ranks 34rd in the nation. Alaska also ranks below the national average in the five main categories, with the exception...[ Read More ]

Governor Walker issues Administrative Order addressing homelessness

| May 16, 2018 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker signed Administrative Order No 294, strengthening the Alaska Council on the Homeless. The Administrative Order expands the duties of the Council to coordinate services and resources across state agencies to implement Alaska’s Plan to End Long Term Homelessness, focusing on housing stability, increased employment and income, and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Jon Schleder, pharmacy bill, alcohol use

| May 15, 2018 | Alaska

Later today, we host our Convening Panel meeting for our upcoming 2018 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference. This year's conference is coming up on October 10th, if you want to put it on your calendar!  Last year, we hit 300 attendees at the event, which was an amazing turn out......[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Jon Schleder, Alaska Innovative Medicine

Kylie Walsh | May 15, 2018 | Alaska

Jon Schleder, CEO of Alaska Innovative Medicine, joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss case management. For us and what we’re all about is the care coordination and a lot of integration of taking the patients through the entire complex health care network. For us we...[ Read More ]

Alaska Legislature passes bill addressing drug pricing, PBMs

| May 8, 2018 | Alaska

The Alaska Legislature has passed House Bill 240, which improves prescription price transparency for patients and includes some guidelines for pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Under the bill, patients can now be informed of the lowest available price for their prescription. The bill requires that PBMs provide pharmacies with the methodology...[ Read More ]