A team of University of Alaska biomedical researchers will join a federally funded effort to improve tracking of COVID-19 variants throughout the state.
There are three things that cannot be stopped: time, gravity, and the increasing complexity of the Stark Law. To be fair, complexity has not been the goal of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Rather, Stark’s nearly impenetrable regulatory maze is the direct byproduct of a poorly drafted statute.
“We are pleased to be playing a role in getting more Alaskans vaccinated and certainly agree that this is a major function in bouncing back from the pandemic,” says President and CEO Bruce Bustamante.
These grants represent a significant step in efforts to enhance the current system responding to those in crisis and to provide new and needed crisis stabilization services in Southcentral.
Lower coronavirus case rates in Mat-Su coupled with the availability and effectiveness of vaccines allowed reopening.
The Vaccine Rollout in Rural Alaska—Coordination and Communication Made Getting Back to Business Possible
According to Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges, the planning, coordination, communication, and dedication that made vaccine distribution in rural Alaska a success story is striking.