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State to discuss Ebola preparedness conference to provide an update on Alaska's Ebola preparedness plan.Gov. Sean Parnell, health commissioner Bill Streur, chief epidemiologist Joe McLaughlin and epidemiologist Michael Cooper will hold the news conference on Thursday in...
State wants mediation over Medicaid billing

...progress had begun to emerge, including improved processing of claims.The following month, state health Commissioner Bill Streur sent a letter to the company's president, demanding a corrective action plan. Streur said health care providers...
Panel hears of concerns with Medicaid system

...commissioner and vendor behind the system, Xerox, spoke to the problems and efforts being made to address them.Commissioner Bill Streur said the responsibility for implementation rests with him, though he also pointed out that the department relies on...
State | AK legislature
Dems introduce legislation to expand Medicaid

...She said Parnell was looking forward to a report that will be delivered by Health and Social Services Commissioner Bill Streur on the status of those not eligible for Medicaid.? Contact reporter Jennifer Canfield at 523-2279 or at jennifer...
House Finance takes up abortion funding

...tracks closely with regulations that were approved after being proposed during the interim by state Health Commissioner Bill Streur. The regulations are now the subject of a court challenge brought by Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. A...
State | AK legislature
Abortion, anti-discrimination bill things to watch this week in the Legislature

...conditions among the options for what would be considered medically necessary. It also includes what health commissioner Bill Streur has called a "catch-all option," described as "another physical disorder, physical injury, physical illness...
State | AK legislature
Planned Parenthood suing over Alaska abortion regulation

...abortions if it funds medically necessary services for others with financial needs. The lawsuit lists as defendants Bill Streur, the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services who proposed the regulations, and the department...
Parnell denies Medicaid expansion

...the state House, one from the Senate, and three of his own appointees.Commissioner of Health and Human Services Bill Streur will be responsible for developing a report on the current status of Alaskans who do not qualify for Medicaid."Clearly...
Parnell to discuss Medicaid expansion

...Medicaid expansion at a press conference in Anchorage today. Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Bill Streur will join Parnell at the conference.Parnell is expected to announce by Dec. 15 whether the State of Alaska will accept...
Bill defines 'medically necessary' abortions

...the procedure was medically necessary because the health of the woman was endangered by the pregnancy. Commissioner Bill Streur said his department did not intend to restrict the definition of a medically necessary abortion - a concern that had...


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