5 Things Hawaii: QUEST Integration RFP, Scott Miscovich, Workforce study
DJ Wilson | Sep 5, 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
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.
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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
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
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