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Prepping for expansion, DHSS works through Medicaid applications

...were enrolled in the federal health care program, according to DHSS numbers.The department anticipates 20,000 more Alaskans would...helping us out," Kreher said.Between December and March, DHSS spent $825,000 on voluntary paid overtime to get through the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-28/prepping-for-expansion-dhss-works-th
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Health care providers sue Xerox over Medicaid system

...system was ready to go live, which the DHSS believed, according to the complaint...months, according to the complaint.A DHSS investigation in 2014 revealed that "hundreds...bail out the health care providers, the DHSS lent out approximately $160 million...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-05/health-care-providers-sue-xerox-over
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Protest of alleged spice sales organized

...Sweaty, my face numb to touch. No taste buds. I didn't want to eat, couldn't sleep." Effects of the drug listed by DHSS include tremors and agitation, anxiety, vomiting, suicidal thoughts, confusion, hallucinations, psychotic episodes, and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-03/protest-of-alleged-spice-sales-organ
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HRSA awards funds to Seward, Seldovia, PCHS

...insurance, do not qualify for Medicaid and are not qualified for outside services such as tribal health services, according to DHSS. The report was commissioned by former governor Sean Parnell during the debate on whether to expand Medicaid in the state...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-15/hrsa-awards-funds-to-seward-seldovia
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State health officials confirm case of shellfish poisoning

...Conservation Environmental Health Laboratory.DHSS says the person had typical PSP symptoms...private beach in the Loring area, said DHSS spokesman Jason Grenn.All shellfish can...geoducks and scallops, according the DHSS release. Commercially harvested shellfish...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-04/state-health-officials-confirm-case-
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Borough set appropriate $3.2 million to outfit CPH clinics, state reverses course on equipment denial

...Department of Health and Human Services, DHSS, made in November 2013. The state also...application for a Certificate of Need from DHSS. The state denied the addition of two...would be necessary to perform surgery. DHSS received public comment warning that approval...

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Legislative Information Office teleconference schedule for April 2

...Listen only.Thursday 3:00 p.m.The House Health & Social Services Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 27 DHSS Duties; CINA; Foster Care; Adoption and HB 40 Use of Electronic Cigarettes as Smoking. Testimony will be taken.Thursday...

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Legislative Information Office teleconference schedule for March 30

...be taken.Thursday 3:00 p.m.The House Health & Social Services Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 27 DHSS Duties; CINA; Foster Care; Adoption and HB 40 Use of Electronic Cigarettes as Smoking. Testimony will be taken.Friday 1...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-29/legislative-information-office-telec
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Service providers struggle amid state grant delay

...are struggling financially should contact state program managers. "This is a priority for the department," said assistant DHSS commissioner Sana Efird said. "We're focusing resources to get this done." Division of Behavioral Health spokeswoman Sarana...

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Medical administrators look at implications of health care expansion

...In an email by Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Public Information Officer Catherine Stadem, members of the DHSS Medicaid Expansion Team stated that the department has 363 staff members working paid overtime to alleviate the backlog. The...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-14/medical-administrators-look-at-impli
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