Alaska

Feds want Alaska to ditch law requiring healthcare providers to prove need before expanding

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Staff from the Federal Trade Commission have recommended Alaska repeal its certificate-of-need laws, which require healthcare providers to get state approval before they can expand by opening new locations, adding services or making some kinds of capital investment.

Assisted living worker shot to death in Alaska, resident claims responsibility

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An Alaska man has been charged with murdering a worker at a small assisted living facility in Anchorage, according to local news reports.

Rhode Island is No. 1 HIPAA enforcer in state rankings

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Healthcare providers may feel more pressure of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act enforcement in states like Rhode Island and Alaska, according to data compiled by TrueVault, a HIPAA compliance company.

Better staffing means better care, new nursing home state rankings suggest

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Staffing is a key factor in determining a nursing home's quality of care, according to new state-by-state analysis from advocacy group Families for Better Care.