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CPH to survey community's health needs

...according to the 2009 survey include more wellness services, mental health resources, alcohol and drug abuse treatment and more primary care providers. However, during the last two surveys, residents identified cancer care as the area's top need...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-10-27/cph-to-survey-communitys-health-need
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Alaska can do more to help those on Medicare

...many services. Primary care, or general medical visits must get billed under the Medicare "office visit" code. Most primary care practitioners truly lose money by taking Medicare patients. Some choose to lose money out of their duty to serve...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/112110/ope_493108316.shtml
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Why I voted yes for health reform

...ends denials for pre-existing conditions and prohibits cancellation of policies. In Medicare, I worked to add more primary care providers to the system and backed a 10 percent payment bonus. About 10,000 Alaska seniors in the "doughnut...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122809/ope_490663098.shtml
CPH eyes future rural health clinic

...that we have discussed with the assembly," he said Hospital policy aims at access for all patients, Smith said. But many primary care physicians today are limiting the pace at which they accept new Medicare patients, in part because reimbursement...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041008/news_4871.shtml
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