Legislative Fly-In/Board Meeting February 18-19, 2013

Over 50 ASHNHA members attended the Legislative Fly-In Board Meeting on Monday February 18-19, 2013. The meeting gave members an opportunity to hear from DHSS Commissioner Streur and Department of Administration Commissioner Hultberg along with dinner speaker Senate Finance Co-chair Kevin Meyer. Jay Livey from ANTHC gave a detailed presentation on Medicaid expansion, Rebecca Madison spoke about the Health Information Exchange, and Margaret Brodie and Karen Darby gave updates from Medicaid Services. Members were also given the chance to be introduced during the the House Floor Session. Three ASHNHA member presented at the House HESS Committee Meeting on an overview of Alaska’s Hospitals and Nursing Homes.

Materials are provided below from the presentations.

ASHNHA Presentation – Update on Legislative Key Issues– Karen Perdue, ASHNHA

Medicaid Expansion in Alaska – Jay Livey, ANTHC

Medication Expansion: New Enrollemnt and Net Impact on Alaska State Budget

Medicaid Expansion Talking Points

ANTHC Medicaid Reports

Fiscal and Economic Impacts of Medicaid Expansion in Alaska – Northern Economics

Healthier Alaskans Create a Healthier State Economy

The Urban Institute: Medicaid in Alaska under the ACA

How do we Pay for a Sustainable Electronic Health Exchange  -Rebecca Madison, AeHN

AlaskaCare Utilization  – Analysis of Claims Experience – Active and Retiree Plans – Commissioner Rebecca Hultberg and Emily Cotter, Strategic Initiatives Health Coordinator

House HESS Committee Meeting Presentation – Mike Powers, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital; Dr. Andrew Mayo, North Star Behavioral Health; Laurie Dotas, Prestige Care