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Hawaii releases Medicaid Managed Care RFP

Emily Boerger | Sep 4, 2019 | Hawaii

Healthcare Association of Hawaii releases workforce report

Laura Lundberg | Aug 30, 2019 | Hawaii

Q&A: Dr. Scott Miscovich on the new Kaneohe Joint Outreach Center

Emily Boerger | Aug 21, 2019 | Hawaii

The new Kaneohe Joint Outreach Center opened this week to serve individuals experiencing homelessness on the Windward side of Oahu. The medical clinic, which is operated by Hawaii Homeless Healthcare Hui (H4), will provide walk-in medical services, social services, referrals for mental health and drug abuse treatments, as well as...[ Read More ]

10 Hawaii health centers receive over $1.6 million to fight opioid crisis

Emily Boerger | Aug 16, 2019 | Hawaii

HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced they will award $1.67 million in funding to 10 Hawaii health centers in an effort to combat the opioid crisis. The funding is part of $400 million awarded to HRSA-funded community health centers, rural organizations, and academic institutions across the country....[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Waiver approval, Dan Juberg, Insulin cost bill

| Aug 8, 2019 | Hawaii

Big mahalo for reading our newsletter, and for supporting our work at State of Reform! We are starting to begin our thinking and planning for our 2019 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference, with our Convening Panel meeting coming up next month. We're always interested in our readers' ideas...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Dan Juberg, Lumeris

Emily Boerger | Aug 7, 2019 | Hawaii

Dan Juberg is the Vice President - West at Lumeris. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss health systems transitioning to value-based care. “I think Medicare Advantage in itself is a hotbed for innovation. And so, it breeds managing patients differently and thinking about a...[ Read More ]

Hawaii proposes bill to cap insulin co-pays

Laura Burns | Aug 6, 2019 | Hawaii

Recently, Hawaii Representative John M. Mizuno drafted a bill  to cap co-pays for insulin. The proposed bill would cap the price at $100 for a 30-day supply.     In a July 31 Press Release, Mizuno said of the bill, "Insulin is an excellent example of runaway drug costs throughout...[ Read More ]

CMS approves Hawaii’s 1115 waiver extension

Emily Boerger | Aug 1, 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...[ Read More ]

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