Upcoming Conference
Denver, October 18, 2023

2023 Utah Opening Keynote: Jaime Wissler, Jennifer Strohecker, and RyLee Curtis

| May 9, 2023 | Utah

It was such a pleasure to kick off the 2023 Utah State of Reform Conference a couple weeks ago with an incredibly valuable panel conversation about Utah's nation-leading initiative to promote value-based care: the One Utah Health Collaborative. Jaime Wissler, the Collaborative's executive director, RyLee Curtis, director of community engagement...[ Read More ]

What You Missed: 2023 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference

| May 8, 2023 | Utah

We hosted our 2023 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference recently, bringing together thought leaders, legislators, and policy experts into multi-silo conversations about the future of healthcare in Utah. Too often, those with good ideas for reforming healthcare don’t have a solid understanding of how the legislative process works....[ Read More ]

Policy experts assess the path toward improving Utah’s mental health system, discuss soon-to-be-released BH Master Plan

| May 3, 2023 | Utah

A panel of experts led a discussion on the gaps, challenges, and pathways forward for Utah’s mental healthcare system during the 2023 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference on April 26th.      Rep. Steve Eliason (R- Sandy) along with members of the Utah steering committee developing the state’s...[ Read More ]

Utah health policy leaders look back on progress made during 2023 legislative session

| Apr 28, 2023 | Utah

Top health policymakers in Utah convened in Salt Lake City on Wednesday to share their experiences with the 2023 legislative session, which adjourned on March 3rd.      Members of the House and Senate Health and Humans Services Committees led a panel discussion during the 2023 Utah State of Reform...[ Read More ]

Proposed CMS rules around hospice care will address high noncompliance with transparency requirements in Utah, says expert

| Apr 13, 2023 | Utah

Last month, CMS issued a proposed update to the hospice wage index that would impose base pay reductions on hospice care providers who fail to meet Medicare reporting requirements intended to increase transparency. Under the proposed rule, CMS would analyze hospice care utilization, including Medicare spending, services outside of the...[ Read More ]

Utah Office of Health Equity working to unify state’s vision for closing health disparities

| Apr 12, 2023 | Utah

The Utah Office of Health Equity (OHE) is currently in the process of revising its 2021-2023 Strategic Plan for closing health disparities. The existing plan is focused largely on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as coordinating public health responses within communities including the equitable distribution of vaccines...[ Read More ]