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A Special Webinar Meeting Invitation To Providers of Medicaid Services and Members of the Public in Alaska

January 13, 9:00-11:00 a.m., registration required


As a part of Governor Walker’s effort to reform Medicaid services in Alaska, the Department of Health and Social Services is starting a project to explore two options in the social security act known as Medicaid 1915(k) Community First Choice and 1915(i) Home and Community-Based Services. These options may replace Personal Care Assistance services and some Home and Community-Based Services.


The reason we are exploring these options is that we want to increase the amount of Medicaid funding that Alaska receives from the federal government. An increase in funding is essential, if we want to sustain services designed for seniors, people with developmental disabilities, mental illness, or brain injuries. It is also possible that the new options could help us expand the number of people eligible for these programs.


By federal requirement, states that seek to develop and implement these options must provide opportunities for public input during the project planning phase. On January 13, 9:00-11:00 a.m., we will hold a webinar to provide details on the 1915(i/k) options and to give Alaskans an opportunity to provide input.


We hope you will attend this webinar, if you have an interest in Medicaid programs aimed at helping Alaskans who are seniors or have developmental disabilities, mental illness,  FASD, or brain injuries. We need your input and advice on how to structure the new options to stretch our funding and help as many Alaskans as possible.


You need to register in order to participate in this webinar. You can do that by clicking on the following link and entering the required information:



Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the webinar.


This webinar is open to providers of Medicaid services, non-providers (e.g., individuals with disabilities, elderly individuals, and their representatives), and anyone else with an interest in Medicaid services. 


If you are unable to attend this event, there will be other opportunities to provide public input which we will announce in future E-Alerts.


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