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Elizabeth Ripley testifies in support of Adam Crum

DJ Wilson | Apr 18, 2019 | Alaska

What They're Watching: Laura Young, healtheConnect Alaska

Emily Boerger | Apr 16, 2019 | Alaska

5 Things Alaska: Fiscal crisis, "Prioritized list", Mental Health Plan

| Mar 22, 2019 | Alaska

With the budget dominating all policy conversations in Alaska this time of year, we spent a fair amount of time this month in the weeds on the topic. From this, I'm reminded of Val Kilmer's famous line from Tombstone: the current fiscal crisis is a reckoning for Alaska that has been...[ Read More ]

Putting Alaska’s fiscal crisis in context

| Mar 21, 2019 | Alaska

There’s a sign on the wall at Bubba’s Burgers in Kauai, a place my family likes to crash on holiday. It says “Our burgers are good, fast and cheap.  Pick two.” That’s sort of a truism that can be applied to health care in general. For a system that seeks...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Chad Jensen, LaTouche Pediatrics, LLC

Emily Boerger | Mar 18, 2019 | Alaska

Chad Jensen is the Office Manager at LaTouche Pediatrics, LLC. He joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to discuss meaningful use and value-based care. “One of the big things we're watching right now is the transition from meaningful use to value-based models. We were the first ones...[ Read More ]

Alaska's 'Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program Plan' draft released

Emily Boerger | Mar 14, 2019 | Alaska

The Department of Health & Social Services, in collaboration with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, recently released a draft of their 2020-2024 Strengthening the System: Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program Plan. The purpose of the program plan is to provide a blueprint for the creation of a comprehensive integrated...[ Read More ]

What's at risk for Alaska health care under Dunleavy's Medicaid budget proposal

Emily Boerger | Mar 14, 2019 | Alaska

In a recent House State Affairs Committee meeting, Becky Hultberg, President & CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Association (ASHNHA), testified on the implications of Gov. Dunleavy’s proposed Medicaid cuts on hospitals in Alaska. Among the potential impacts, Hultberg specifically testified on the rise in uncompensated care and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: House Health Bills, Sen. David Wilson, Real Talk on Juneau Politics

| Feb 28, 2019 | Alaska

Like our friends in the House, we waited until the last minute to get you February's edition of 5 Things We're Watching in Alaska health care. We'll be back to our regular release of our monthly newsletter in the third week of the month come March, but until then, thanks...[ Read More ]

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