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Q&A: Office of Rural Health director discusses the workforce pipeline and access challenges for rural communities

| Oct 15, 2021 | Utah

Ashley Moretz is the director of the Office of Primary Care & Rural Health at the Utah Department of Health. He has been the director since Feb. 2020 and aims to improve health care access to rural, underserved communities in Utah.  In this Q&A, Moretz discusses the challenge of workforce...[ Read More ]

DOI releases early draft of rules for Colorado Option

| Oct 14, 2021 | Colorado

The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI) is now seeking public comments on their preliminary draft of the emergency rules and regulations concerning the Colorado Option standardized health benefit plans for individual and small group plans. The public comment period ends Oct. 20 at 5pm.  Amanda Massey, executive director of the...[ Read More ]

Michigan's recent rise in hospitalizations create "perfect storm" as other states' hospitalizations fall

| Oct 13, 2021 | Michigan

As COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases drop nationwide, Michigan’s COVID numbers are significantly growing with a 23% increase in COVID hospitalizations over the last 14 days. COVID hospitalization increases are coupled with an influx of non-COVID care which creates a “perfect storm”, says Joshua Kooistra, chief medical officer of Spectrum Health. ...[ Read More ]

MHA releases PSO annual report on patient safety efforts

| Oct 13, 2021 | Michigan

The Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center recently released their annual report, which details the center’s accomplishments throughout FY 2020-2021. The report discusses the center’s impact and future frameworks around health equity, workplace safety, and maternal health.      The MHA Keystone Center is a Federally-listed Patient Safety...[ Read More ]

U of U Health recognized as health technology leaders, says CHIME

| Oct 12, 2021 | Utah

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently released the Digital Health Most Wired survey to assess the effectiveness of health system’s application of core and advanced technologies into their clinical models. The University of Utah (U of U) Health received a “Level 9” out of 10 recognition in...[ Read More ]

CMS announces approval of Colorado's insurance plan to expand EHBs

| Oct 12, 2021 | Colorado

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the approval of the 2023 minimum health care coverage Colorado benchmark health insurance plan on Tuesday. The plan establishes the minimum standards for essential health benefits (EHBs) in Colorado for small group plans — for employers with less than 100 employees...[ Read More ]

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