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Posted on May 24, 2018 (3 days ago)

KTUU.com

Alaska Army officer charged in $400k insurance fraud - KTUU
KTUU.com
An Anchorage-based Army officer has been arrested and charged with fraud and money laundering in a nearly $400000 insurance scam.

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Posted on May 25, 2018 (2 days ago)

Army officer charged with fraudulent insurance claims
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 40-year-old Army officer assigned to Alaska has been charged with making false insurance claims and pocketing nearly $400,000. Lt. Col. Christopher James DeMure is charged with mail fraud, wire fraud and money ...


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Posted on May 21, 2018 (6 days ago)

FierceHealthcare

Healthcare Roundup—Alaska out of Medicaid funds; groups warn SNAP cuts will hit Medicare, Medicaid
FierceHealthcare
Maine Gov. Paul LePage continues to drag his feet on expanding the state's Medicaid program and has filed a response to a lawsuit brought about because of his inaction. Advocates in the state filed suit against the two-term governor last month for not ...

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Posted on May 24, 2018 (3 days ago)

KTVA

JBER battalion commander charged in $400K fraud scheme
KTVA
Christopher DeMure, 40, faces charges of mail and wire fraud as well as money laundering in the case, according to U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder's office. DeMure – commander of the 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment within the 4th Brigade ...


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Posted on May 25, 2018 (2 days ago)

Alaska Public Radio Network

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, May 25, 2018
Alaska Public Radio Network
Army officer charged with fraudulent insurance claims. Associated Press. A 40-year-old Army officer assigned to Alaska has been charged with making false insurance claims and pocketing nearly $400,000. SEARHC looking to pay between $25 to $40 million ...

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Posted on May 16, 2018 (11 days ago)

Alaskajournal.com

Alaska hospital faces closure over $964k telecommunications bill
Becker's Hospital Review
Cordova (Alaska) Community Medical Center, a 23-bed critical access hospital, may close due to cuts to a federal program that subsidizes the hospital's telecommunications costs, according to KTVA. The federal Rural Health Care Program provides up to ...
FCC funding shortage imperils telecoms, health providersAlaskajournal.com

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KTOO

Bill would increase health care price transparency for Alaskans
KTOO
It could soon be easier for Alaskans to know how much they're going to pay out of pocket for healthcare. The Legislature passed a bill requiring doctors and hospitals to provide cost estimates before patients receive services. Deciding whether to ...


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Posted on May 22, 2018 (5 days ago)

Voices of Alaska: Bipartisan cooperation leads to results in health care policy
Kenai Peninsula Online
Alaska has some the highest healthcare costs in the nation, and the United States is one of the most expensive countries on earth to receive medical treatment. Health care cost growth is eating private, nonprofit and public sectors' budgets up for both ...


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Posted on May 24, 2018 (3 days ago)

Alaska Public Radio Network

State experiencing outbreak of Gonorrhea
Alaska Public Radio Network
But Alaska's rates have shot up. In 2017, 2,190 incidents were reported, representing a 51 percent increase from the prior year. The state's Section of Epidemiology attributes the rise to several factors. Those include healthcare providers doing a ...

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Posted on May 24, 2018 (3 days ago)

Juneau Empire

Project Playground rebuild begins next week
Juneau Empire
Much of the reconstruction is being funded with insurance, but additional money has poured in from donations, which are still being solicited. Donations of time and skills are also being sought for the community construction part of the project ...

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Posted today (16 hours ago)

Anchorage Daily News

Honoring our veterans means protecting their health care
Anchorage Daily News
Under federal health care repeal proposals, insurance companies would have once again been able to deny someone coverage or charge them more for services that treat issues like injury or post-traumatic stress disorder. The veteran population would not ...

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Posted on May 9, 2018 (18 days ago)

Pai Prods Alaska Telecom Not To Shirk Rural Service Duty
Law360
Law360 (May 9, 2018, 2:51 PM EDT) -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai took an Alaska telecommunications provider to task Tuesday for thinking about pulling out of the FCC's program to subsidize rural telecom services for health care ...


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Posted today (19 hours ago)

Helena Independent Record

Business Briefcase published Sunday, May 27, 2018
Helena Independent Record
He is is a CPA and fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has master's degrees in business administration and ... Gray has spent the majority of his career in progressively responsible positions with engineering consulting ...


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Posted on May 10, 2018 (17 days ago)

Alaska Public Radio Network

Alaska Legislature passes pharmacy bill
Alaska Public Radio Network
Insurance providers hire pharmacy benefit managers, or companies that provide oversight of the medication reimbursement. The managers have the authority to negotiate drug prices between insurers and pharmacies and decide appeals. HB 240 creates a ...


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Posted on May 2, 2018 (25 days ago)

Alaskajournal.com

AJOC EDITORIAL: How much is enough?
Alaskajournal.com
In sum, teachers in Alaska earn more than the average worker, they pay less in taxes and health insurance premiums then the average worker, and they have a more generous 401k match than virtually any other worker. (Without knowing the details of every ...


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Posted on May 18, 2018 (9 days ago)

Insurance Journal

Alaska Marijuana Business License Applications Outpacing System
Insurance Journal
The number of applications for marijuana business licenses is outgrowing the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office's approval system. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports a May 8 Marijuana Control Office spreadsheet says there are 467 applications ...


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Posted on May 23, 2018 (4 days ago)

St. Cloud Times

St. Cloud State hires new vice president with experience in Florida, Alaska
St. Cloud Times
In his new post as the vice president for finance and administration, Trubacz will head a university division that includes public safety, food services, bookstore operations, human resources, facilities and business services, according to the release ...

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Posted on May 14, 2018 (13 days ago)

Medicaid work requirements are cruel and misguided
Juneau Empire
Medicaid for many Alaskans is the only form of insurance and coverage they have. In addition to the current requirements like ... Women make up the majority (62 percent) of Alaska's adult Medicaid beneficiaries. This change will hurt women especially ...


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Posted on May 23, 2018 (4 days ago)

ModernHealthcare.com

States face big costs, coverage losses from Medicaid work requirements
ModernHealthcare.com
Modern Healthcare · Providers · Insurance · Government · Finance · Technology · Transformation · Safety & Quality · People ... "Effectively, these proposals divert some state and federal resources from paying for healthcare to paying for new ...

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Posted on May 22, 2018 (5 days ago)

Where are all the sandhill cranes?
Juneau Empire
The infrastructure is essentially already in place, it would not overly disrupt our existing system, and it would make healthcare affordable for people considering moving to Alaska. Change is sometimes slow and incremental but I think this would be a ...


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Posted on May 10, 2018 (17 days ago)

KTVA

Reality Check: Alaska profits from nonprofits
KTVA
Nonprofits deliver healthcare across Alaska. They manage our resources through community development quota programs and aquaculture associations. They may manage your money through credit unions. They power our homes and businesses.


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Posted on May 22, 2018 (5 days ago)

Politico

Trump spending cuts allowed to target kids' health insurance - Politico
Politico
The Government Accountability Office on Tuesday delivered a victory to the Trump administration by greenlighting a proposal to claw back more than $7 billion ...

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Posted on May 2, 2018 (25 days ago)

Movers and Shakers for May 6
Alaskajournal.com
Ogawa has worked at New York Life since 2007, and is associated with New York Life's Alaska General Office in Anchorage. Ogawa is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Alaska District ...


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Posted on May 23, 2018 (4 days ago)

Juneau Empire

Wells Fargo to close Lemon Creek branch
Juneau Empire
Statewide, the number of Alaskans employed in financial services is flat or dropping slightly, according to figures collected by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. In 2017, about 12,000 Alaskans had jobs in the sector. (Like most ...


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