What They’re Watching: Stephen Foxley, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah

The end of the public health emergency (PHE) presents risk to those who received Medicaid coverage throughout the pandemic, but might not be eligible when redeterminations begin again. 

At our 2022 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Stephen Foxley, Government Affairs Director of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, sat down with us to discuss Regence’s efforts to create a seamless transition for Medicaid members who may no longer be eligible for the marketplace or insurance from their employer. 

 

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Foxley said Regence is working to coordinate with key stakeholders in the health plan and coverage space to share meaningful data and get a head start on redeterminations to ensure a smooth transition off of Medicaid. 

“There is still quite a bit of work to do, but I think we will want to make sure we are coordinating with the Department of Health—soon to be the Department of Health and Human Services—other ACOs, and provider partners to make sure that [conversations around coordinating the redetermination effort] take place,” Foxley said.