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Letter: Transportation discrimination in our capital city

...thanks to home- and community-based Medicaid waiver services. This program is of...state. In rural Southeast Alaska, many Medicaid recipients must travel to Juneau for...companies in Juneau that will accept Medicaid vouchers for transportation. People...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-07-31/letter-transportation-discrimination-
Letters
Better late than never

...Resources and Services Administration, grants from private foundations and organizations, third party reimbursements like Medicaid and Medicare and cash for services provided. "SEARHC receives funding in a whole variety of ways," Clement said. "It...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-31/better-late-never
Local
State wants mediation over Medicaid billing

...vendor Xerox Corp. to address problems with Alaska's new Medicaid payment system.Gov. Sean Parnell, in a statement Thursday...notification several times a week of providers no longer accepting new Medicaid patients or those suspending service until claims were settled...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-11/state-wants-mediation-over-medicaid-bil
State
Medical facilities can't reach agreement

...cannot perform procedures on Medicare and Medicaid patients.When the center was beginning...because the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires a local transfer agreement...helping them do that."Davis said while Medicaid and Medicare patients are low-payers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-27/medical-facilities-cant-reach-agreement
State
BRH CEO talks disaster preparedness

...necessarily send patients outside of Juneau. The final question was about Medicaid reimbursements. Due to new software, there is about a nine-month backlog for Medicaid payments, about $1,000,000, but Bill said assuredly that it is something...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-25/brh-ceo-talks-disaster-preparedness
Local
First comes housing

...would charge rent on a sliding scale. Many residents would qualify for Native corporation dividends, disability payments, Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements, housing vouchers, Social Security, and, of course, for the Permanent Fund Dividend. More...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-23/first-comes-housing
Local
Filling in the (coverage) gaps

...announced that he would not be seeking Medicaid expansion in 2014, he asked me to analyze...income falls between eligibility for Medicaid and the subsidized federal Health Insurance...insurance, who are not eligible for Medicaid, and are not covered under another health...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-24/filling-coverage-gaps
Opinion
My Turn: Learn benefits, take advantage of new health insurance policy

...Alaskans may still qualify for a special enrollment period, Medicaid or Denali Kid Care. Visit https://www.healthcare.gov...qualify, or contact Alaska 211 at 211. To speak with the Alaska Medicaid office, call 269-6529. The next open enrollment period...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-11/my-turn
Opinion
Dems introduce legislation to expand Medicaid

...push legislation this session to expand Medicaid in Alaska.Sen. Bill Wielechowski...told reporters Thursday that expanding Medicaid "makes sense both financially and morally...Parnell in November declined expanding Medicaid, which provides health care coverage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-31/dems-introduce-legislation-expand-medic
State
Johnson wants politics out of expanding Medicaid

...provided cover for those skeptical of Medicaid expansion, but the issues are separate...this year, she said.On the issue of Medicaid expansion, while she acknowledged there...introduced legislation that would extend Medicaid eligibility to those up to 138 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-05/johnson-wants-politics-out-expanding-me
State

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