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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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CMS Declares Alaska Public Health Emergency

 
In response to the 7.0 earthquake that occurred in southcentral Alaska on December 3, 2018, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declared a public health emergency in Alaska following the President’s emergency declaration on November 30, 2018. This declaration allowed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to grant an 1135 Waiver to aid healthcare facilities in providing uninterrupted care and long-term care facilities in providing care to Alaskans who are elderly or disabled.
 
The following documents provide additional information about the emergency declaration and the 1135 Waiver:
  • CMS Certifies Alaska Medicaid MMIS
    On September 28, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved the Department of Health and Social Services’ request for certification of its Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). Certification allows the department to receive 75 percent Federal Financial Participation (FFP) funds for costs associated with implementation of the system.
  • Medicaid Regulations Filed: Payment Rates for Behavioral Health Services effective January 1, 2019
  • DHSS Regulations Filed: Disease Monitoring, Control, and Reporting effective November 30, 2018
  • 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.
  • Medicaid Regulations Filed: Prospective Payment System effective November 10, 2019
  • Medicaid Explanation of Medical Benefits Available Beginning October 2018
    Beginning on October 10, 2018, Alaska Medicaid members who are 18 or older will have access to Medicaid Explanation of Medical Benefits (EOMB) via a personal computer or smartphone. The EOMBs will display a limited selection of data fields from the claims that providers have billed on the member’s behalf. Members must register to view EOMBs. For more information, see “Medicaid Explanation of Medical Benefits FAQs ” available on the Member Resources page.

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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