Alaska

State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    As 2015 comes to a close, Medicaid expansion activity in states has not slowed down. Currently, 30 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid, and six of these states have chosen to pursue waivers to implement alternative versions of expansion. As the new year approaches, a number of additional states are considering options […]

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  • In May 2014, Alaska DHSS, the Alaska Primary Care Association, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority launched the Alaska Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative (AK-PCMH-I), a patient-centered medical home pilot focused on achieving better health outcomes and patient experience for rural and frontier populations. NASHP provided technical assistance to the project team through a Medicaid-Safety […]

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    June 1, 2014 | Filed under: Alaska
  • In Alaska: All Medicaid services are delivered entirely on a fee-for-service basis through the Alaska Division of Health Care Services (DHCS), which is responsible for program and policy development; and the Alaska Division of Public Assistance (DPA), which is responsible for determining eligibility. There were a total of 120,611 beneficiaries enrolled in Alaska Medicaid as […]

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    November 5, 2013 | Filed under: Alaska
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Alaska  2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Alaska  2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Alaska  2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Alaska  Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Alabama NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Alaska operates a Medicaid expansion CHIP […]

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    December 5, 2012 | Filed under: Alaska
  • NASHP’s Accountable Care Activity map is a work in progress; state activity pages will be launched in waves throughout Fall 2012.   At this time, we have no information on accountable care activity that meets the following criteria: (1) Medicaid or CHIP agency participation (not necessarily leadership); (2) explicitly intended to advance accountable or integrated […]

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    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Alaska
  • No HIE Strategic Plan available yet.

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    April 5, 2010 | Filed under: Alaska
  • Alaska’s PCO and PCA successfully and rapidly grew their CHC program from two health centers serving approximately 12,000 people, to 24 centers serving over 80,000 with their Alaska Frontier Initiative. Additionally, the two organizations received authorization for the Frontier Extended Stay Clinic (FESC) demonstration projects, which examines the effectiveness and appropriateness of a new type […]

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    January 11, 2010 | Filed under: Alaska
  • The Alaska ABCD Screening Academy Project established a statewide stakeholder group, implemented the use of a standardized screening tool in several practices, and worked to identify and implement state policy improvements to support effective screening. Specifically, the ABCD Screening Academy project in Alaska improved structured developmental screening by: Recommending a revision in Early Intervention eligibility […]

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    February 26, 2009 | Filed under: Alaska