10 Hawaii health centers receive over $1.6 million to fight opioid crisis
Emily Boerger | Aug 16, 2019 | Hawaii
Just days before Hawaii’s 1115 waiver demonstration was set to expire at the end of June, CMS sent a letter to Medicaid Director Judy Mohr Peterson granting a one-month temporary extension. The extension meant that CMS had until July 31 to approve the state’s application to extend the “QUEST Integration” demonstration. In a letter marked
Hawaii ranks third in the nation in per-person state spending on public health, according to data compiled by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC). Hawaii spent $112 per-person in public health spending in 2017, trailing only behind Alaska ($114) and Washington D.C. ($139). The data collected
[On Wednesday], Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) reintroduced the Covering our FAS Allies Act, which would reinstate Medicaid coverage, also known as Med-QUEST in Hawaii, for citizens of the Freely Associated States (FAS) living in the United States under the Compacts of Free Association (COFA).
A big mahalo to the inimitable Emily Boerger for holding down this newsletter while I was away on vacation with my family. We visited Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro, where the beaches were great but so was the history lesson. The siege of Sarajevo is a story everyone should know. The massacre at
A new pilot program through the Oahu Healthcare Partnership is finding success in its first year. The project aims to reduce the number of avoidable emergency room visits by identifying frequent users of the ER and targeting them with interventions. So far, the program has achieved a 62% reduction in
Laura Esslinger is the CEO of AlohaCare. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss preventative medicine. "Well, we recently did a community reinvestment program called Waiwai Ola. And the purpose of that was to focus on some of these key areas where we want