State health officials are promising better communication with their private sector counterparts while national lawmakers struggle to advance seemingly popular health care reforms.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy’s plan to cut upwards of $270 million from the state’s Medicaid budget would drastically reshape Alaska’s health care system and be a major blow to the broader economy,... Read more
Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s plan to cut upwards of $225 million from the state’s Medicaid budget would drastically reshape the overall health care system in Alaska, according to the leader of the state... Read more
Two legislators are again seeking to end the state’s healthcare certificate of need program.
Identical bills filled prefiled for the 2019 legislative session by Rep. George Rauscher, R-Wasilla, and... Read more
Alaska is significantly behind on approving Medicaid applications and in some cases applicants are waiting for months.
As of Jan. 29, Alaska had a backlog of 15,639 cases of new applicants or... Read more
A group of researchers is working on a study to take a broad look at how precision medicine could be used to benefit the health of Alaska Natives and American Indians in the Lower 48.
Funded with $2... Read more
Come 2019, Alaska workers’ compensation insurance rates are expected to fall the most in 40 years, according to state managers.
Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced Oct. 4 that workers’ compensation... Read more