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Governor signs bill to tighten Denali KidCare eligibility

...coverage in the fiscal year that begins July 1. The bill takes effect in September. Jon Sherwood, of the state Division of Medical Assistance, said pregnant women enrolled before that time will not lose coverage until after they have delivered their...

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News
Court: Alaska must fund some abortions

...annually fund abortions for between 600 and 800 poor women in the state, said Bob Labbe, director of the division of medical assistance. Alaska spend $324,312 last fiscal year for such procedures, Labbe said.

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Knowles appoints task force to look at prescription drugs

...of that federal program was between $25 million and $30 million, said Bob Labbe, director for the state Division of Medical Assistance. While Congress continues to debate a drug plan for Medicare recipients, several states have taken up their...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080402/sta_legdrugs.shtml
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Home health assistance gets homier and friendlier

A change in state regulations that went into effect Oct. 1 loosened requirements regarding personal care assistance, resulting in more choices for those who need aides in the home.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121101/Biz_healthcare.shtml
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Business Digest

...and implement Alaska's Medicaid waiver program for home and community-based services within Alaska's Division of Medical Assistance. In Whittaker's new role, she will work with the senior program managers to oversee adult day services...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121406/loc_20061214011.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...providers are not allowed to charge clients in addition to what Medicaid has paid, according to the state Division of Medical Assistance. According to court documents, Klepinger said the patient did not like the hearing aid covered by Medicaid...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

The grand jury investigation is the result of a joint state and federal investigation of more than a year, according to U.S. Attorney Timothy Burgess and Alaska Attorney General Bruce Botelho. Kenneth G.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051801/Loc_HearingAid.shtml
GOP refuses to pay for some abortions

...prescription or maybe we aren't able to pay for part of a hospital stay," said Bob Labbe, director of the division of medical assistance. "It's a fairly small piece of that big (Medicaid) pie." "What they're doing is saying it's more...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030101/Loc_GOP.html
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Man convicted for billing fraud

...providers are not allowed to charge clients in addition to what Medicaid has paid, according to the state Division of Medical Assistance. According to court documents, Klepinger said the patient did not like the hearing aid covered by Medicaid...

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Local
Hearing aid merchant indicted on 56 charges

An Anchorage-based federal grand jury indicted a Juneau merchant Thursday on multiple charges related to dispensing hearing aids in Southeast Alaska.

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