State Regulations & Policy

The State releases proposed changes in regulations for public comment through the Alaska Online Public Notices website. ASHNHA regularly submits comments on proposed state regulations on behalf of hospitals and nursing homes and posts the states response to proposed regulations.

SHARP workfoce enhancement regulation comments – submitted 7-15-20

Public comments on care management proposed regulation changes  – released 6-11-20

ASHNHA Medicaid care management regulation comments  – submitted 2-25-20

ASHNHA Medicaid telemedicine public scoping comments – submitted 1-15-20

ASHNHA Provider self-audit regulation comments submitted 10-1-19

ASHNHA Medicaid telemedicine regulation comments – submitted 9-20-19

Public comments on Telemedience proposed regulation changes– released 10-20-19

ASHNHA Price transparency regulation comments – submitted 9-13-19

ASHNHA Medicaid cost containment regulation comments – submitted 8-7-19

DHSS Lawsuit Settlement

ASHNHA reached a settlement agreement with the State of Alaska on a lawsuit regarding use of the emergency regulatory process to enact provider rate cuts.  As part of the agreement, all Medicaid providers may be eligible for a one time financial settlement representing the difference between current reimbursement for Medicaid services, and the amount you would have been paid had the emergency regulations not gone into effect for the first quarter of state FY20.  Depending on provider type, you could be eligible for a payment representing the 5% rate cut and a 1% inflationary adjustment on your Medicaid claims for July 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2019. For mental health clinician services, eligible dates for a claim are between July 1, 2019 and October 30, 2019.

The deadline to submit information for the settlement was Nov. 1, 2019. All settlement payments will be made by April 1, 2020.

FAQs Settlement State of Alaska – October 23, 2019  

Executed Settlement Agreement and Release  – October 1, 2019