Updated on October 12, 2023

This data is meant to be used for educational purposes to inform providers, patients, insurers, and state Medicaid agencies what genetic services may or may not be written into each state’s Medicaid policy. The database is not meant to indicate or imply whether a certain program will cover a specific service, since many decisions are made on a case by case basis. If you have specific questions about whether a service is covered, you should reach out to your plan administrator. Please see this disclaimer below for more information.

Medicaid Coverage Information Published


State Contact Information

Emily Ricci
Deputy Commissioner of Medicaid and Healthcare Policy
Alaska Department of Health
3601 C Street, Suite 902
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 296-7858

General Genetic Testing Criteria

Genetic Testing Not Covered

State Specific Definition

Genetic Services for Children

Genetic Counseling Requirement

No licensure requirement.

Metabolic Formula Coverage Legislation

AS §21..42.380
7 AAC 43.924
7 AAC 43.454

Metabolic Formula Coverage & Criteria

Coverage is available.

Prior Authorization Requirements

Prior Authorization Forms

Fee Schedule

BRCA Testing Coverage

Coverage is available, but criteria is unknown.

Requirements for BRCA

Cystic Fibrosis Screening

Coverage is available, but criteria is unknown.

Hereditary Cancer Testing Coverage

Coverage is available, but criteria is unknown.

Lynch Syndrome Testing Coverage

Coverage is available, but criteria is unknown.

Microarray Testing

Coverage is available, but criteria is unknown.

Newborn Screening

Alaska Medicaid will reimburse newborn screening.

Panel Testing

Pharmacogenetic Testing

Coverage is available, but criteria is unknown.

Prenatal Testing Offered

Coverage is available, but criteria is unknown.

Whole Exome Sequencing

Other Tests Covered

Other Information


Newborn Screening Reimbursement


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