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Panel hears of concerns with Medicaid system

...the state has provided $118 million in advances to providers to help them with claims that have not yet been paid. But Karen Perdue of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association said some providers are leery of accepting advances because the money...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-06/panel-hears-concerns-medicaid-system
State | AK legislature
Alaska Chamber supports Medicaid expansion

...700 members attended the meeting. Karen Perdue, chief executive of the Alaska State...dollars of new federal money, she said.Perdue, a chamber member who served as Health...about $200 million a year in Alaska, Perdue said. That loss is reflected in higher...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-25/alaska-chamber-supports-medicaid-expans
State
Alaska Editorial: Medicaid expansion makes sense

...federal taxes. It makes sense to get something for our contribution,Former state Health and Human Services commissioner Karen Perdue also pointed out that the Medicaid expansion would ease the millions in "cost-shifting" that hospitals and other providers...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-11-05/alaska-editorial-medicaid-expansion-m
Opinion
FYI for the week of June 24, 2012

...the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center:? On June 19, 2012, a daughter, Rosemary Mae PerDue, weighing 6 lbs. 4 oz., to Brandie and Robert PerDue of Skagway.Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital:? On June 11, 2012, a daughter...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-06-24/fyi-week-june-24-2012
Neighbors
Sitka hosts Behavioral Health Academy on Nov. 2-6

...some of the biggest needs are in behavioral health. In 2007, University of Alaska Associate Vice President of Health Karen Perdue, the former Alaska Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner, said Alaska had 1,033 behavioral health job openings...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110109/nei_511294137.shtml
Sitka hosts Behavioral Health Academy on April 4-8

...some of the biggest needs are in behavioral health. In 2007, University of Alaska Associate Vice President of Health Karen Perdue, the former Alaska Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner, said Alaska had 1,033 behavioral health job openings...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032211/reg_803503368.shtml
Regional News
Aging SE hospitals eye upgrades

...can't remodel enough to keep up with what the patients need. That's what we're seeing in Southeast Alaska," said Karen Perdue, CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association.A major overhaul is planned at Ketchikan Medical Center...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-16/aging-se-hospitals-eye-upgrades
State
Medicaid expansion would bring benefits, but at a cost

...could be really fundamentally important to us," said Karen Perdue, president and CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing...would help insurance rates, that would help costs overall," Perdue said. "That is a really important thing, we're just waiting...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-11/medicaid-expansion-would-bring-benefits
Local
Alaska looks at some bold moves to cut medical bills

...proposal was particularly worrying to some, including Karen Perdue, CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association...facility is owned by the community or a non profit," she said.Perdue said hospital costs in Alaska are about 30-35 percent higher...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-15/alaska-looks-some-bold-moves-cut-medica
Local
Juneau-Douglas wins fifth state baseball championship

...All-State Tournament team along with Ketchikan's Dalton Spear and Colton Paulsen, Colony's Zane Mileur, Lathrop's Rodney Perdue, Kenai's AJ Hull, Service's Jake Ridley and South's Andy Schaefer."I just want to stress that this team did it with...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-06-03/juneau-douglas-wins-fifth-state-baseba
Sports

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