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Utah health interim committee decides interim themes and discusses solutions for lowering drug prices

| May 18, 2022 | Utah

Interim talks in the Utah Legislature echo similar unresolved themes as the recently ended legislative session, including lowering the cost of health care while improving quality, expanding behavioral health services, and expanding the safety net.  The Health and Human Services Interim Committee met for the first time on Wednesday to...[ Read More ]

Intermountain Healthcare selects nationally recognized diversity leader as health system's first Chief Equity Officer

| May 12, 2022 | Utah

After an extensive national search, Intermountain Healthcare has selected Tiffany Capeles, a nationally recognized diversity leader, as the health system’s first chief equity officer. Capeles, who has a broad background in healthcare diversity, will lead Intermountain’s efforts, which were started several years ago, to expand health equity, diversity, and inclusion...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Rich Saunders, Office of Gov. Spencer Cox

| May 11, 2022 | Utah

The Cox administration is focused on controlling costs, advancing health equity, and garnering input from the community to create uniform goals for health outcomes.  At our 2022 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Rich Saunders, Chief Innovation Officer at the Office of Government Spencer Cox, discussed the future of...[ 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 ]