Starting this month, Alaska Medicaid can no longer deny coverage to transgender Alaskans undergoing gender-affirming treatment.
Taxis are a main form of transportation to and from medical appointments for people who travel to Bethel for health care. But one cab company owner says the Medicaid vouchers were too expensive.
An Anchorage dentist is on trial for felony criminal counts of Medicaid fraud and reckless endangerment over — among other allegations — performing dentistry while on a hoverboard.
The judge’s order, released Friday, found that a lawsuit over state cuts to Medicaid payments raised “at the very least, serious and substantial questions regarding DHSS’ finding of emergency.”
The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association’s president says the changes should have been handled through the normal process for changing rules.
A trip to the emergency room can be a crucial window to assist people in their recovery. Now some providers are giving patients a medicine to ease the transition so they can seek additional care. Recently, a hospital in Juneau completed one year of this program with encouraging results.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy says the cuts were necessary to balance the budget by next year, while still paying full permanent fund dividends under the formula in state law.
Juneau’s lawmakers and city manager all expressed disappointment with Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s line-item budget vetoes.