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Spokane, September 8, 2022

MHA discusses the significance of Medicaid’s 12-month extension for postpartum women in Michigan

| May 10, 2022 | Michigan

CMS approved an extension of Michigan’s Medicaid and CHIP coverage for 12 months postpartum last month. It originally covered postpartum mothers up to 60 days after birth. Laura Appel, Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy at the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA), told State of Reform...[ Read More ]

Keynote: The future of Utah health care

| May 9, 2022 | Utah

The social determinants of health, technological innovation, financial model innovation, and lowering overall health care costs are central to hospital and health plan leaders for the future of Utah health care.     The Afternoon Keynote at our 2022 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference included Greg Bell, President...[ Read More ]

Fetal Center gift furthers Intermountain’s mission to build a model health system for children

| May 6, 2022 | Utah

The Utah Fetal Center and Intermountain’s Primary Children’s Hospital received a $15 million grant last week to strengthen the center’s fetal care and surgeries for expecting mothers. The grant also renames the center to the Grant Scott Bonham Fetal Center after the unborn son of the granters, Brad and Megan...[ Read More ]

Medicaid experts say Utah is hard at work preparing for redeterminations and integrating care under DHHS

| May 5, 2022 | Utah

With the recent transition to a new Medicaid director and new combined Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) set to operationalize this July, Utah’s Medicaid program will be focusing on integrating behavioral and physical health care within Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs). However, they first have to worry about...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Matt Hansen discusses impact pandemic had on homecare and hospice

| May 4, 2022 | Utah

Matt Hansen is the Executive Director of the Homecare and Hospice Association of Utah (HHAU). Previously, he worked as an independent strategic consultant with a health care industry focus.  Hansen recently spoke on the implications of moving care into the home at our 2022 Utah State of Reform Health Policy...[ Read More ]

Experts discuss pandemic effects on patients, hospitals, and care centers in Michigan

| May 3, 2022 | Michigan

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan emergency department (ED) and primary care utilization significantly dropped, according to representatives of these facilities. This led to a decrease in care centers’ operating margins and worse health outcomes for patients all around the state.  At our 2022 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference,...[ Read More ]