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What They're Watching: Mark Stadler, BridgeHealth

Emily Boerger | Nov 20, 2018 | Alaska

2018 Alaska State of Reform Lunch Keynote: Robin Gelburd

Emily Boerger | Oct 19, 2018 | Alaska

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 ]

2018 Alaska State of Reform Lunch Keynote: Valerie Davidson

Emily Boerger | Oct 19, 2018 | Alaska

Val Davidson serves as Gov. Walker’s Commissioner for the Department of Health and Social Services.  She has championed Medicaid expansion and helped craft significant Medicaid reforms working with the legislature in what became SB 74.  Davidson spoke as one of our lunch keynotes at the 2018 Alaska State of Reform...[ Read More ]

2018 Alaska State of Reform Morning Keynote: Mark Begich

Emily Boerger | Oct 19, 2018 | Alaska

Mark Begich is a former US Senator and Mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage.  This year, he is a candidate for Governor of the State of Alaska. Begich participated in the State of Reform conference as one of our morning keynotes where he discussed his vision for health care and...[ Read More ]

Three observations about Val Davidson going to Lt. Governor

DJ Wilson | Oct 18, 2018 | Alaska

The resignation of Lt. Governor Byron Mallott has put in motion at least two key changes in state government relevant to health policy folks.  Both revolve around Val Davidson, formerly the DHSS Commissioner and now the Lt. Governor. What's been highlighted in the main stream press is Davidson's ascendancy to...[ Read More ]

Byron Mallott resigns as Lieutenant Governor effective immediately

| Oct 16, 2018 | Alaska

This press release was provided by the Office of Governor Walker. ANCHORAGE– Byron Mallott today resigned as Lieutenant Governor effective immediately, and Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson was sworn into the office during a private ceremony in Governor Bill Walker’s Anchorage office this afternoon. Governor Walker and Lieutenant Governor Davidson released the following...[ Read More ]

Alaska DHSS releases Administrative Services Organizations RFP

Emily Boerger | Oct 15, 2018 | Alaska

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Behavioral Health has issued an RFP from Administrative Services Organizations (ASO) with expertise in behavioral health systems management. The request for proposals comes as part of DHSS’s Section 1115 Behavioral Health Waiver Demonstration negotiations with CMS. The purpose of...[ Read More ]