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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 ]

Q&A: Healthcare Association of Hawaii on strengthening the health workforce

| Apr 26, 2022 | Hawaii

The Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH) this month announced Colleen Leopoldino would join as the Manager of Workforce Development. In this role, Leopoldino will work with HAH’s Healthcare Workforce Initiative (HWI) as the liaison to high school programs and other workforce programs.  HWI produced its first report in 2019, which...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley is prioritizing maternal health bills and affordable housing this session

| Mar 23, 2022 | Arizona

Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley (D - Tucson) has represented Arizona’s 9th Legislative District since 2016. She currently sits on the House Health & Human Services, Regulatory Affairs, and Ways & Means Committees. In this Q&A, Powers Hannley discusses her focus on maternal and child health legislation for this session, as...[ Read More ]

Q&A: U of U medical director discusses clinic successfully addressing SDOH 

| Mar 10, 2022 | Utah

Peter Weir, M.D. is the executive medical director of population health at University of Utah Health (U of U Health). Weir helps lead the Intensive Outpatient Clinic (IOC), a clinic focused on addressing the social determinants of health by integrating physical and behavioral health.  Weir will speak about Utah’s continuing...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Lt. Gov. Primavera on expanding access to physical and behavioral health services

| Mar 7, 2022 | Colorado

Dianne Primavera is the Lieutenant Governor of Colorado and leads the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care and the Office of eHealth Innovation. She was formerly a state legislator and the CEO of Susan G. Komen Colorado.  In this Q&A, Primavera discusses her work in the legislature, future...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Matt Slonaker discusses Medicaid redetermination concerns and how COVID will change Utah

| Mar 3, 2022 | Utah

Q&A: Matt Slonaker discusses Medicaid redetermination concerns and how COVID will change Utah. Matt Slonaker is the executive director of Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP). He has been with UHPP for around ten years, aiming to bring every Utahn health insurance coverage and lower the uninsured rate.  Slonaker will be...[ Read More ]

Q&A: MHCC’s Ben Steffen on the future of CRISP and health information exchanges

| Mar 3, 2022 | Maryland

Ben Steffen is the executive director of the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), an independent regulatory agency under the Department of Health. MHCC designates Maryland’s health information exchange (HIE), the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP).  In this Q&A, Steffen reflects on the role CRISP played in mapping...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Deputy Medicaid Director Tricia Roddy and Debra Ruppert on preparing for redeterminations

| Feb 22, 2022 | Maryland

Approximately 1.68 million Marylanders—over a third of the state population—are Medicaid recipients as of Feb. 18. Beneficiaries are currently protected from being disenrolled during the federal public health emergency (PHE), which is expected to extend into July 2022. However, once the PHE ends, enrollees who lost eligibility may lose their...[ Read More ]