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Medicaid Redesign News and Events

Redesigning Alaska’s Medicaid program ensures the Department of Health and Social Services continues to provide essential healthcare coverage for low-income Alaskans, while streamlining the program so it is sustainable for future generations.

Senate Bill (SB) 74, passed by the legislature in 2016, enacts comprehensive reform of Alaska’s Medicaid program. The Department of Health & Social Services is implementing SB 74 through a series of 16 different initiatives.

SB 74 was partly based on the recommendations developed under a 2015 Medicaid Redesign Technical Assistance planning process. Implementation of Medicaid redesign efforts outlined in SB 74 was informed by the Medicaid Redesign Implementation process.
Please click on the Archives folder at the bottom of this page to see more information on these processes.

FY 2017 Annual Medicaid Reform Report Submitted to Legislature (11/15/2017)

FY 2017 Annual Department of Law and DHSS Joint Fraud, Abuse, and Waste Report Submitted to Legislature (11/15/2017)

Stakeholder Workgroup Reports Submitted to DHSS (09/05/2017)

The department recently received final reports from two stakeholder workgroups authorized through SB 74. The first focuses on recommendations to reduce barriers to the expansion of telehealth strategies. The second focuses on recommendations for program measures and performance goals to monitor and improve the quality and cost effectiveness of Medicaid. The department will be analyzing the recommendations brought forward in the reports and developing strategies for moving forward. Each report and the Department’s response will be included in the annual report on Medicaid redesign efforts that will be released in November.

Health Care Authority Feasibility Study Released by the Department ofAdministration (08/30/2017)
    • The study reports, public comment and webinar information can be found
      at Alaska.gov/HCA

 Medicaid Redesign news and events archives.



    Updated 11/15/17