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DHSS and ASHNHA Reach Cost Containment Regulations Settlement


The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) have settled the pending litigation related to cost containment regulations. The 10/02/2019 press release, ASHNHA and State Reach Settlement Over Cost Containment Regulations, is available on the Provider Updates page. Providers who wish to request reimbursement under the terms of the settlement must submit, by 11/01/2019, an Emergency Cost Containment Reimbursement Adjustment Request form, also available on the Provider Updates page. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are available on the on the Provider Updates page.



Golden Ticket Pilot Project Ending December 31, 2019


In December 2018, specified providers were notified that they were chosen to participate in a pilot project that offered an exemption from obtaining service authorizations. On December 31, 2019, the project will end and will not be renewed. G-authorization numbers issued to selected providers will continue to be valid for dates of service through December 31, 2019. For dates of service on and after January 1, 2020, please resume submission of prior authorization requests to the appropriate entity (e.g., Conduent State Healthcare, Comagine Health, formerly known as Qualis Health). If you are unsure where to submit a prior authorization request, please refer to your provider billing manual.


If you have questions, please contact Brenda Vincent at brenda.vincent@alaska.gov or 907.334.2430 or Jamie Walker at jamie.walker@alaska.gov or 907.334.2406. 


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