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Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit

...during the special session on top of trying to close budget negotiations "in a very austere year." Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson has said more Medicaid money would also save the state $6.6 million this year and more...
Peninsula hospitals measure impact of state reimbursement rate freeze

...year to compensate for inflation. According to a notice of emergency regulations signed by state Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson, this year's reimbursements will have no increase. This measure is intended to lower the...
What others say: Expanding a broken system

...aware of the existing criticism about adding people to a broken payment system, Walker and his Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson said Xerox is making improvements and now paying about 90 percent of claims correctly.Nine...
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...

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...
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...
Medicaid rolls expected to grow when ACA kicks in program in effect where nurses work with Medicaid patients with chronic conditions. State Health and Social Service Commissioner Bill Streur has said that this results not only in better care, but usually in cost-savings as well...
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...
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...
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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