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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.

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4/21 - CMS ISSUES NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF SPECIFIED BLANKET WAIVER FLEXIBILITIES
On April 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the termination of selected emergency declaration blanket waivers that were enacted under section 1135 of the Social Security Act to assist long-term care facilities with COVID-19. Please review the following notices of termination; providers are required to cease use of these flexibilities by the applicable expiration date.
Questions? Please contact Health Facilities Licensing & Certification at dhcs.hflc@alaska.gov.

  • Visit our Background Check Interim Process page for the latest information about the Background Check Program.

  • New icon 5/20 - Do you have an employee who is working under a provisional background check clearance issued in 2020 or 2021 without fingerprints?

    If yes, the employee’s fingerprints must be submitted no later than August 1, 2022. If fingerprints are not submitted by this date, the application will be closed, the employee will no longer be cleared to work, and a new application must be submitted.

    Questions? Contact the Background Check Program at bcunit@alaska.gov.

  • 2/24 - Background Check Process Reminders:Background check applications MUST be submitted via NABCS; paper applications are no longer accepted
  • 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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