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Our mission is to provide to all eligible Alaskans access and oversight to the full range of appropriate Medicaid services. We also protect Alaska’s most vulnerable populations through our certification and licensing sections.

You can read more about our Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

DHSS is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. Learn more about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check back frequently for new information and important updates.

Alaska Medicaid and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated 11/24/2020
  • Opioid Training/CEU Opportunity for Prescribing Providers
    New Alaska legislation requires a minimum of two hours of continuing education in pain management, opioid use, and addiction for prescribing providers. For information on applicable courses, view the Opioid and Pain Management training flyers on the Enterprise Provider Messages and Announcements page.

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Mission

We provide to all eligible Alaskans access and oversight to the full range of appropriate Medicaid services. We also protect Alaska’s most vulnerable populations through our certification and licensing sections.

Vision

We will innovate health plans that improve quality of health care for all Alaskans, attract excellent providers, and be known for outstanding customer service.

Core Values

Through quality service, prudent use of resources, and satisfied, productive, employees we will promote good health for the people we serve, via ACCESS:

  • ARTICULATE

    Use skills and tools to clearly elicit and convey effective feedback, goals and guidance to all customers and team members.

  • COMPETENT

    Maintain the knowledge, skills and ability necessary to perform our jobs and treat everyone with dignity.

  • CONSTRUCTIVE

    Embrace evidence, data, and best practices to innovate and to improve everything we do; never accept “good enough,” or “that’s the way it’s always been done.”

  • ETHICAL

    Set an example of the ethical values of our division, department and state, recognize and respond to risks, respect and value each member of our team.

  • STRATEGIC

    Appropriately follow policies and procedures; model creativity and support to our team members by giving authority along with responsibility.

  • SINCERE

    Inspire our team members and customers through positive attitudes and by our consistency, fairness, and transparency.
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