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Alaska’s post-earthquake blanket waivers

Sara Gentzler | Dec 17, 2018 | Alaska

As Alaska recovers from the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck on November 30, the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare services (CMS) announced several blanket waivers to help providers in the state continue to care for patients. On the day of the quake, President Donald Trump issued an emergency declaration for...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Senator Cathy Giessel

Emily Boerger | Dec 17, 2018 | Alaska

Senator Cathy Giessel is a member of the Senate Health and Social Services Committee in the Alaska State Legislature. Giessel was also recently elected Senate President. She joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to discuss controlling healthcare costs. “The big thing that I am watching is the...[ Read More ]

Alaska ranks 32nd in comprehensive national health rankings report

Emily Boerger | Dec 17, 2018 | Alaska

America’s Health Rankings recently released their 2018 Annual Report, breaking down the state of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis. The report evaluates health measurements that cover determinants of health such as behaviors, policy, community and environment, and clinical care, while also evaluating health outcomes to determine the overall...[ Read More ]

DHSS Works with North Star Hospital to Open More Emergency Mental Health Beds

| Dec 1, 2018 | Alaska

Anchorage – Yesterday the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services entered into a contract with North Star Hospital to make 14 beds available to the State of Alaska for voluntary and involuntary behavioral health patients as well as alcohol and chemical dependency patients. This measure will help alleviate pressure...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Adam Crum, health policy in 2019, election recap

| Nov 27, 2018 | Alaska

It is less than a week until the new administration takes office. So, this edition of 5 Things spends some time looking ahead to see where opportunity may lie for Alaska health policy in 2019.  As always, thanks for reading our stuff.   With help from Emily Boerger and Marjie...[ Read More ]

Four things the new Dunleavy administration should do on health care and health policy in 2019

DJ Wilson | Nov 26, 2018 | Alaska

December 3rd is coming quickly in Alaska. With it comes the swearing in of a new governor, Mike Dunleavy, and a looming legislative session. Dunleavy will have to move quickly to put together a budget for the legislature to work with and which will reflect his values more than his...[ Read More ]

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