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New, larger clinics planned for 2 villages

ANCHORAGE - Two of Alaska's most remote villages are getting new, larger clinics in an effort to improve health care services for residents of the island communities.The Norton Sound Health Corp. is funding construction of the clinics at...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-24/new-larger-clinics-planned-2-villages
State
SEARHC opens new health center in Hoonah

...emergency trauma room. The new space also has lodging quarters for visiting providers."Providing high-quality health care services in a challenging geographic region such as Southeast Alaska is a complex endeavor, and our partnerships are cornerstones...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-07-26/searhc-opens-new-health-center-hoon
Neighbors
Bartlett, SEARHC optimistic about Medicaid expansion's effects

...Health Service pays for about 50 percent of that every year, CEO Charles Clement said. The rest of SEARHC's health care services are paid by insurance and grants.The more people who have Medicaid coverage, the more often SEARHC can send Medicaid...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-21/bartlett-searhc-optimistic-about-medica
Local
Pot smoke included in Anchorage smoking ban

...that they were in favor of limiting the marijuana odor coming from businesses that allow marijuana smoking.Foster care service provider Beacon Hill shares a wall with Potluck Events. Organization president Charity Carmody says children visiting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/pot-smoke-included-anchorage-smoking-ba
State
Walker to work with lawmakers to expand Medicaid

...have concerns with the ability of the system to handle additional enrollees.Margaret Brodie, director of health care services for the health department, has said the majority of new claims through the system are processing correctly, and that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-12/walker-work-lawmakers-expand-medicaid
State
Committee begins digging in to Medicaid bill

...about $150 million in advance payments to providers who requested them, said Margaret Brodie, director of health care services for the health department.But Brodie, in an interview, said the July target to begin enrolling newly eligible recipients...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-08/committee-begins-digging-medicaid-bill
State | AK legislature
House Finance begins digging in to governor's Medicaid bill

...about providers being paid for services they didn't render and pricing errors.Margaret Brodie, director of health care services for the health department, says the state is working with the vendor and expects remaining system defects to be corrected...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-07/house-finance-begins-digging-governors-
State | AK legislature
Audit: Systemic problems in Corrections Department

...are in the process of reviewing and evaluating those that can be updated, which may result in improvements in health care services," Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle said.Among the findings, the review said that some security policies...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-26/audit-systemic-problems-corrections-dep
State
SEARHC clinics open on Veterans Day

...of Southeast Alaska," the release stated.SEARHC patients who are veterans and have not yet signed up for heath care services through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and would like to can do so by contacting SEARHC Rural Veteran Liaison...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-09/searhc-clinics-open-veterans-day
Local
My Turn: Fall - the season for back-to-school, new beginnings and heathcare opportunities

...your premium dollars on healthcare. They must offer essential health benefits. They must offer certain preventive care services at no cost to you. With a single application, you will also find out if you qualify for Medicaid or if your children...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-fall-season-back-school-new-b
Opinion

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