State of Alaska Division of Legislative Audit

Long Term Care Potential Statutory and Regulatory Changes

Recommendation NumberRecommendation
5.9The Department should have regulatory authority increased to enforce CON violations. Currently, the Department has limited enforcement ability to regulate providers who do not appropriately comply with the CON process.
6.9Alaska should implement an assessment fee to further capture federal dollars. To align with peer states and national trends, Alaska should explore a provider assessment imposed on hospitals, nursing homes, and/or assisted living facilities, including the Alaska Pioneer Homes.
10.6Criminal penalties for Medicaid fraud should be increased.