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5 Things Hawaii: Health-related vetoes, Inflation, Medicaid dental benefits

| Jul 7, 2022 | Hawaii

In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we take a look at health items on Gov. Ige's intent to veto list, feature coverage on NHPI health disparities, and examine the impact of inflation on health care. Thank you for your continued support! Emily Boerger State of Reform   1. Health...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: ADHS keynote, 988 insight, Technology & behavioral health

| Jun 29, 2022 | Arizona

We were thrilled to host our final conference of the spring season in Phoenix last month! We're very happy with how the event went and were so grateful to see so many faces from different areas of the state and its health sector come together for such meaningful conversations. Our...[ Read More ]

Priority Health announces new virtual care plan for large employers in Michigan

| May 24, 2022 | Michigan

Priority Health recently announced the launch of their virtual-first primary care plan called Virtual Care Partners exclusively to the employer market with 51+ employees.  According to a Priority Health’s announcement, the model is designed to incentivize new, high quality virtual care delivery to personalize care and lower in-person care costs. The...[ Read More ]

Alaska House, Senate pass series of health-related bills

| May 13, 2022 | Alaska

With the 2022 legislative session scheduled to end next week, the Alaska House and Senate recently passed several bills related to health care.   The House passed legislation that would address dementia awareness, patient access to vaccines, people experiencing a mental health crisis, and access to telehealth services. The Senate...[ Read More ]

Lawmakers debate whether patients receiving telehealth services should require an initial in-person visit

| Apr 1, 2022 | Alaska

Alaska lawmakers debated whether health care patients should be required to have an in-person visit with a provider prior to receiving telehealth services during a meeting on Thursday.     Senate Health & Social Services Committee members discussed a proposed amendment to Senate Bill 175, which would address medical assistance...[ Read More ]

Lawmakers debate time used to transport patients to crisis stabilization centers

| Mar 30, 2022 | Alaska

Alaska lawmakers discussed concerns about the amount of time patients spend at crisis stabilization centers during a Senate Health & Social Services Committee meeting on Tuesday.     Committee members discussed a proposed amendment to Senate Bill 124, which would establish various definitions for mental health facility measures. Sen. Lora...[ Read More ]