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New medical coding system aims to help track quality of health care"ICD-10 has the potential to create many improvements in our public health system," Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told health providers in a recent conference call.But with...
Nation and World
Man-made sounds' effect on marine animals

...acoustic (decibel) threshold becomes."After the draft was released, Senator Lisa Murkowski requested NOAA's acting administrator extend the deadline. "This is a very complex issue that will have a significant effect on Alaskans and NOAA decided...
Airport looks to capitalize on extra funds

...FY12) funding."All three members of Alaska's congressional delegation recently sent letters to the FAA's acting administrator, Michael Huerta, requesting he consider putting $2 million of the unused FY12 FAA funds toward the completion...
Northwest Digest . "The camera takes a low-resolution snapshot every second or so," said Ron Berg, acting administrator for the agency's Alaska regional office. "The Web cam has a quarter-mile zoom. It can pan 360 degrees and...
Principal fired after asking to be whipped

...parents before going ahead with discipline, particularly with "anything that unusual," school board president and acting administrator Scott Richardson said Friday. Unfreid said in an interview Friday at his Wasilla home that he should have called...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...that they closed an account. We are tired of playing games," Mather said. Owen and her group, which includes acting administrator Valerie James, vice president Helen Loescher and past president Andres Soriano, plan a new election. However...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...conditions on salmon stocks and hydroelectric energy production in the Northwest," said Scott Gudes, NOAA's acting administrator. The spring is expected to bring above-normal precipitation to the Northwest, said retired Air Force Brig...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...and uncertain. I have been acting administrator/clinical services supervisor...and uncertain. I have been acting administrator/clinical services supervisor...and uncertain. I have been acting administrator/clinical services supervisor...
Outside editorial: Time for a passenger bill of rights for air travel

...frustration from airline passengers, President Bush has given Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and Robert Sturgell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, until the end of the year to present him with a plan to do two things...
Fishermen face one-halibut bag limit again

...of allocation, because as charters take more, there is less available for commercial fishermen. Doug Mecum, acting administrator of NMFS, described the bag limit in a statement as solving an "immediate need," while the long-term solution...


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