Specifications include, but are not limited to: • Providing leadership and assistance in creating policy reforms that offer greater self-sufficiency and
independence, reduce the burden on government dependence, improve quality, and lower expenditures
in Alaska’s health and social services system.
• Assisting DHSS in creating a global roadmap that redesigns the Medicaid and public assistance system at
a lower cost. This will require aligning all respective agency programs and divisions to support servicedelivery and business processes that achieve program goals within reform efforts. Because Medicaid
interfaces with all aspects of the DHSS system, a plan providing maximum flexibility to reform Medicaid
within the entire system is necessary.
• Assisting and working with appropriate internal and external entities to offer budget initiatives and cost
reduction ideas across the DHSS system.
• Assistance transitioning Alaska’s Medicaid model to one that provides programmatic flexibility while
limiting the exponential growth in costs that is seen in other state systems.