The metal detectors every sports fan has become accustomed to at the gate might soon be accompanied by thermal body scanners as part of the gargantuan task of preventing the spread of the new... Read more
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota pork processing plant took its first steps toward reopening May 4 after being shuttered for more than two weeks because of a coronavirus outbreak that... Read more
With the coronavirus pandemic increasing pressure on hospitals and demand for health care workers, a handful of new nurses will be launching into the field from the University of Alaska Anchorage.... Read more
Gov. Mike Dunleavy pressed legislators in a Friday noontime address to quickly approve funding to pay Alaskans the $1,306 he says they are owed to fulfill last year’s Permanent Fund dividend payments... Read more
Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration has made cutting Medicaid spending one of its top priorities and state Health officials briefed lawmakers on the progress of reform initiatives approved in 2016... Read more
Programs financed by a grant from Alaska’s largest private individual health insurer are turning their eyes toward rural communities, where health outcomes tend to be the worst.
Premera Blue Cross... Read more
Anchorage residents will soon have access to a brand new type of medical service that Providence Health and Services claims will be faster, cheaper and accessible to everyone.
The hospital group... Read more
State health officials are promising better communication with their private sector counterparts while national lawmakers struggle to advance seemingly popular health care reforms.
Alaska Department... Read more
Oklahoma’s $572 million judgment against Johnson &Johnson will likely be followed by more trials and legal settlements seeking to hold a drug company accountable for a U.S. opioid crisis that has... Read more
Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the spelling of Rachel Lieber's last name and the estimated number of hospitals in Collective Medical's network.
It’s pretty easy for... Read more
About three years after starting the process, the state is finally moving forward with a plan to try something different with behavioral health patients on Medicaid in an effort to reduce costs.
The... Read more
A Medicaid overhaul analysis commissioned by Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy’s administration concluded Alaska could see benefits from shifting a subset of its Medicaid population to private insurance, but... Read more
Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy’s cuts to the state Medicaid budget have providers holding their breaths as they wait to see the impacts.
Dunleavy vetoed about $58 million of general fund support for... Read more
Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy’s administration is looking into making Alaska the first state to transform its Medicaid program into a block grant system, but opponents in the Legislature contend it’s an... Read more
Medical providers may have more options for offering services digitally if the Legislature approves a set of bills targeted at expanding telehealth availability.
Telehealth includes a variety of... Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial condition of the government’s bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026,... Read more
The Alaska Chamber was just a few weeks away from opening enrollment to new health insurance options for small employers in the state when a D.C. District Court ruling changed those plans.
Alaska... Read more
Department of Health and Social Services leaders believe they can cut about $100 million out of the state’s Medicaid budget quickly while getting to the remainder of Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy’s goal... Read more
Premera Blue Cross is betting that new technology can predict future health problems, thereby giving patients and medical providers the ability to react before potential issues become severe.
The... Read more