Notice of Public Scoping Meeting: DHSS Medicaid Telemedicine Regulations

DHSS’ Division of Health Care Services is reviewing current Medicaid telemedicine regulations and previously proposed Medicaid telemedicine regulation changes with the intent to define or redefine key terms (e.g., facilitation, consultation, distant provider); establish clear and concise requirements regarding modes of delivery, location of telemedicine services, and conditions of payment; and prevent over-utilization and/or misuse of telemedicine modes of delivery. The purpose of this notice is to ask Medicaid-enrolled providers, health care professional organizations, Medicaid recipients, and the general public for ideas and suggestions for possible updates or revisions to these regulations. Ideas and suggestions can be as broad or as narrow, or as general or specific as a submitter may wish, but they should pertain only to Medicaid telemedicine services and the Alaska Administrative Code chapters cited above. — Public Notice

Notice of Proposed Changes- Background Check Program

The Department of Health & Social Services proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 7 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with the Background Check Program that will increase the background check program application fee. — Public Notice

RFI- State Opioid Response: Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion

DHSS’ Division of Behavioral Health seeks information from eligible applicants to provide services through the State Opioid Response: Medication Assisted Treatment Program. — Public Notice

Notice- Public Comments Received- Medicaid Vision Services Coverage & Payment

The comment period ended Oct. 14, 2019. This notice provides a record of the public comments received. — Public Notice

Notice- Public Comment Received- Health Care Services Price Transparency

The comment period ended Sept. 27, 2019. This notice provides a record of the public comments received. — Public Notice


From Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink, MD, FACEP

Medication Assisted Treatment Guide

EVALI Update

Healthy Alaskans

Infectious Disease Updates

Medicaid Updates

Behavioral Health Updates

Explaining the Regulatory Process

Response Resources: Support Opioid/Substance Use Disorder

Podcasts, Books, Journal Articles and Resources

DHSS Highlight: Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Webinars

DHSS Online Public Notices

Upcoming Conferences, Webinars, Trainings and Events

Recent DHSS News and Publications


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