Alaska Keeps Missing Important Deadlines . . . Stalling?

In 2016 in an attempt to bring down costs and improve care, the Alaska Legislature passed Senate Bill 74, which contained a multitude of Medicaid reform measures such as fraud-waste-and-abuse reduction, managed care and telemedicine. Medicaid costs are a huge and ever-growing chunk of the Alaska budget.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Walker administration has now missed two important deadlines for implementing these reforms, as noted by State of Reform. State of Reform is a left-of-center multi-state initiative with a goal to “bridge the gap between the worlds of health care and health policy.” Read it here: https://stateofreform.com/5-things/2017/12/5-things-alaska-medicaid-reform-premera-providence/