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5 Things Hawaii: Q&A w/ Beth Giesting, Hospital capacity, Native Hawaiian health care

| Sep 8, 2021 | Hawaii

E komo mai and a big mahalo to our new reporter Nicole Pasia. She is covering Hawaii's health care sector, and as you'll see below, has gone directly to the source for some great interviews this month. Emily Boerger continues to be the backbone of our reporting team as managing...[ Read More ]

Q&A: AlohaCare CEO Francoise Culley-Trotman shares Med-QUEST integration update

| Aug 9, 2021 | Hawaii

Francoise Culley-Trotman is the CEO of AlohaCare, one of Hawai‘i’s largest health plans. In this Q&A, Culley-Trotman gives an update on the Med-QUEST integration contract awarded to AlohaCare earlier this year and other ways it’s working to support economically and socially vulnerable communities in the state.      Nicole Pasia:...[ Read More ]

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies director on the future of Hawaii maternal health

| Jul 6, 2021 | Hawaii

Maternal and child health in Hawaii has declined over the past few years. A study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that low birth-weight babies and child and teen deaths per 100,000 have increased in Hawaii since 2010. Rising health disparities further inhibit strategies to reduce poor maternal health...[ Read More ]

AlohaCare to provide basic dental coverage at no cost to adult Medicaid members through Hawaii Dental Service

| Nov 24, 2020 | Hawaii

AlohaCare [this month] announced that it has selected Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) to administer basic dental services at no cost to its adult Medicaid members beginning January 1, 2021. Through HDS, adult AlohaCare Medicaid members will receive diagnostic, preventive and basic dental services. Covered dental benefits will include an annual...[ Read More ]

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Med-QUEST to issue new request for proposal for managed care organizations

| Jun 1, 2020 | Hawaii

The State of Hawai’i Department of Human Services announced [Friday] that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Med-QUEST is rescinding the contract awards made to managed care organizations in January, canceling the request for proposal (RFP) released August 2019, and will be issuing a new RFP this fall to address...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Q&A w/Beth Giesting, Special session series, Kealoha Fox

| May 6, 2020 | Hawaii

This is hard. Staying at home is hard. Distance learning is hard. Watching businesses collapse is hard. Watching loved ones get sick is hard. None of this is easy. We are going through a collective trauma together. It'll reshape our society, our commerce and our politics. But, right now, when...[ Read More ]