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Intermountain study shows telehealth's clinical and financial effectiveness

| Jun 9, 2021 | Utah

Intermountain Healthcare released a study last week on the clinical effectiveness of using telehealth for physical therapy (PT) after hip surgery. The study found that telehealth is just as clinically effective as in-person care and it costs less to administer.      The study, which took place pre-COVID-19, split patients...[ Read More ]

Experts discuss tools needed to implement value-based care

| Jun 4, 2021 | Utah

The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business brought five health care experts together recently to discuss the tools necessary to make the transition to value-based care (VBC) in the state      In a panel entitled “Making the Transition to Value” for the school’s Global Value-Based Symposium, the...[ Read More ]

Mental Health Crisis Care Center breaks ground for University of Utah

| Jun 3, 2021 | Utah

Last week, the University of Utah and Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Mental Health Crisis Care Center on the future site of the HMHI Campus of Hope.     The center will be used to provide emergency mental and behavioral health services to the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: SLCo RFA, Interim study plan, ARPA funds

| May 27, 2021 | Utah

It's mental health awareness month in May. And, though we're at the end of the month, it feels like time to double down on being intentional about addressing our mental health needs. According to the US Census Household Pulse Survey, about 53% of Utahns self-attested to "feeling nervous, anxious, or...[ Read More ]

Three things SLCo might keep in mind as it completes its RFA for behavioral health

DJ Wilson | May 27, 2021 | Utah

Salt Lake County has an RFA out to contract with a MCO to contract with a network to provide managed behavioral health services. There are nine primary service areas, ranging from inpatient mental health to case management. It fits within the scope of behavioral health integration that the State of...[ Read More ]

Special legislative session saw allocations of ARPA funds and movement of bills

| May 24, 2021 | Utah

The Utah State Legislature held a special session last week to accept funds from the federal government and vote on meaningful bills not solidified during the previous session. One bill, House Bill 1007, which passed in both legislative bodies, prohibits schools from enforcing a mask mandate without authorization from local...[ Read More ]

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