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Alaska stops Medicaid providers inflation-linked increases

...account for inflation each year."Where we are is not where we thought we would be as a state," Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson said of Alaska's gaping $3.5 billion deficit. "We are all having to tighten our belts...

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Jay Butler is returning to his job as the state's top doctor.Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson says in a release that Butler will be both the state's chief medical officer and director...

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Changes in abortion payment regulations draw mixed reactions

...doesn't differ much from how we were doing it before, it just asks for more detail," said state Health and Social Services Commissioner Bill Streur. "I was concerned that we were paying for a whole lot of abortions that we didn't have the...

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Livey to replace Perdue as health and social services commissioner

JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles picked a deputy commissioner of the Department of Health and Social Services to head the agency when outgoing Commissioner Karen Perdue leaves in October.

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State to purchase Charter North hospital

...turn the facility into a new home for the Alaska Psychiatric Institute within the next two years. Health and Social Services commissioner Karen Perdue said the purchase of an existing psychiatric hospital is a cost-effective move. The state has...

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...welcome to attend. Knowles to address combined chamber meeting Gov. Tony Knowles, Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Karen Perdue and Department of Education and Early Development Commissioner Richard Cross will speak to the...

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Moratorium could force some elderly out of assisted living

...submit any new HCBS waiver applications. In a response letter, William Hogan, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services commissioner, said the state appreciates that the preliminary report is a "starting point for our conversations and work...

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Welfare families face five-year limit

...more than 1,300 families whose cases are handled by Native organizations. Karen Perdue, state Health and Social Services commissioner, said her agency needs additional funding from the Legislature and a change in state law to deal with hard-core...

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Parnell plays cards close

...overall health care establishment, the growing cost of Medicaid is a serious concern for Parnell and Health and Social Services Commissioner Bill Streur. Even if the federal government pays most of the cost of expanded coverage, the long-range...

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SPH expansion project still on hold

...added, the CON staff would conduct a review and make a recommendation regarding a Phase 2 CON to Health and Social Services Commissioner Karleen Jackson. That a wholly knew application is unnecessary "gives me great hope," Williams said. A...

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