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What They're Watching: Rep. Jennifer Dailey-Provost

Sara Gentzler | Jun 10, 2019 | Utah

3 reports on opioid fatalities in Utah

Sara Gentzler | Jun 5, 2019 | Utah

UHIP update from the Utah Department of Health

Sara Gentzler | May 28, 2019 | Utah

The Utah Department of Health released a status update on the 2017-2020 Utah Health Improvement Plan (UHIP) implementation process this week. The department found that UHIP, which launched in 2017, has “contributed to significant progress in priority areas.” The plan is aimed at three health-related priorities for the state: 1....[ Read More ]

The Utah Legislature’s interim health priorities

Sara Gentzler | May 21, 2019 | Utah

Last week, Utah’s Health and Human Services Interim Committee held its first meeting since the 2019 General Session adjourned on March 14. The interim committee laid out its areas of focus for the interim and spent time on three of its major priorities. The three priorities it discussed last week...[ Read More ]

Update: Christensen et al. v. Miner et al. settlement in Utah

Sara Gentzler | May 20, 2019 | Utah

During the 2019 General Legislative Session, the Utah Legislature passed a joint resolution approving a settlement agreement in the case of Christensen et al. v. Miner et al., a case related to care settings for Utahns with intellectual disabilities. State defendants in the case presented an update on the settlement,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Q&A with Rep. Dunnigan & Sen. Davis, Rx importation, Dr. Chandra Gowda

| May 16, 2019 | Utah

Last month, we held our 2019 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference! It was a tremendous event, a full room, and lots of very smart folks engaging in conversation.  If you missed the conference, don't fret!  We feature some of those discussions for you here in this edition of...[ Read More ]

Status report on Utah's new "Per Capita Cap Plan" 1115 waiver

Emily Viles | May 16, 2019 | Utah

CMS recently approved an expansion of Utah Medicaid services called the “Bridge Plan.” This new plan now allows the state to cover parents and adults without dependents who earn up to 100% of the federal poverty level. Utahns began to enroll in this program on April 1, 2019. The new...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Chandra Gowda

Sara Gentzler | May 15, 2019 | Utah

Dr. Chandra Gowda is the Chief Medical Officer of Molina Healthcare of Utah. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss controlling the cost of care. "So, one of the things that I'm really passionate about is...looking at the health care trends, and where is the...[ Read More ]

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