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Congressional candidate Kai Kahele's health care platform

Michael Goldberg | Nov 7, 2019 | Hawaii

What They're Watching: Shareh Ghani, MD, Magellan Health

Emily Boerger | Nov 6, 2019 | Hawaii

Shareh Ghani, MD, is the Vice President Medical Director at Magellan Health. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss Magellan’s innovation in digital health by highlighting a health program launched in California.     “Magellan really spearheads innovation. In California we recently launched a member-facing...[ Read More ]

US Sen. Brian Schatz introduces bipartisan telehealth bill

Emily Boerger | Oct 31, 2019 | Hawaii

On Wednesday, US Senator Brian Schatz introduced a bipartisan bill that aims to expand telehealth services through Medicare. The bill – the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2019 – looks to remove barriers to accessing care and reduce Medicare spending through...[ Read More ]

Senator Hirono announces $6.5 million for state’s first cutting edge cancer research clinic

| Oct 23, 2019 | Hawaii

[Last week], Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) announced $6.5 million in federal grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support construction of a new clinical research center – the first of its kind in the state – at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center that will focus...[ Read More ]

State uninsured rate varies by partisanship, Medicaid expansion, age, race, income

Emily Viles | Oct 10, 2019 | Alaska, California, Hawaii

A new WalletHub report analyzes the rate of uninsured in each state following the implementation of the ACA nearly a decade ago. The report also breaks down the analysis by city, race and income level. Experts who compiled the report used 2018 US Census Bureau data.  WalletHub’s findings also compare...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Art Ushijima, FMAP drop, Hale Ola

| Oct 10, 2019 | Hawaii

We are now about 13 weeks away from our 2020 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  I know that seems like a ways off, and it is... But not if you are working to line up 60+ speakers at the event!  It's what we're just getting started with now. So,...[ Read More ]

Hale Ola: Hawaii’s specialized health homes pilot concept

Emily Boerger | Oct 10, 2019 | Hawaii

A key focus of Hawaii’s QUEST Integration Medicaid Managed Care RFP is increasing the level of care coordination for enrollees. One new component of this effort is Hale Ola – Hawaii’s specialized health homes pilot concept.     As outlined in the RFP, the Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS)...[ Read More ]

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