Alaska Department of Administration
Health Care Authority Background
Senate Bill 74 directs the Department of Administration to procure a study to determine the feasibility of creating a Health Care Authority (HCA) in Alaska.
The studies focus on identifying opportunities to coordinate plan administration and consolidate purchasing effectiveness for individuals whose health benefits are funded directly or indirectly by the state. This includes State of Alaska retirees and employees, state corporations, University of Alaska employees, school district employees, Medicaid recipients, and political subdivision employees.
The Department engaged several contractors in this effort:
- PRM Consulting Group (PRM) – Focused on public employee and retiree health plans. Tasked with survey development, data collection, and analysis.
- Pacific Health Policy Group (PHPG) – Focused on identifying opportunities to align or integrate the Medicaid program. Tasked with providing Medicaid technical assistance and analysis.
- Mark A. Foster & Associates (MAFA) – Focused on Alaska market analysis. Tasked with providing peer review of analysis and developing purchasing strategies.