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5 Things Utah: Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Premium supports, Tele-health

| Oct 25, 2019 | Utah

If you're new to 5 Things, thanks for signing up.  We offer this free newsletter once a month where we identify and discuss five things we think are interesting, that policy makers and market executives should know about. We fund the newsletter from the success of our annual conference with...[ Read More ]

Utah's 'Fallback Plan' Medicaid waiver now open for public comments

Emily Viles | Oct 10, 2019 | Utah

This week the Utah Department of Health is holding two public hearings to discuss a Medicaid Amendment released on September 27, 2019. The Fallback Plan is an amendment to the 1115 Primary Care Network Demonstration.  While a number of Medicaid expansion amendments in the Bridge Plan were approved late in...[ Read More ]

New report shows variable vaccination rates by state

Emily Viles | Oct 4, 2019 | Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington

A new WalletHub report analyzes the rate of vaccination by state. The report looks at 18 different categories to determine which states are the most responsible when it comes to immunization.  WalletHub measured a number of different populations immunization rates, including children and teenagers, adults and elderly, and immunization uptake...[ Read More ]

This is what is in the U of U Health Strategy Refresh Initiative

Emily Viles | Sep 26, 2019 | Utah

The University of Utah Health is in the process of a ‘strategy refresh’ that will take place over the next 5 years. The department has witnessed a 50% increase in total growth over the past 6 years, prompting a revamping of their health care implementation strategies.  Over the past several...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Special session, Robert Harrison, dental day clinics

| Sep 19, 2019 | Utah

With fall around the corner, college football underway, and the kids heading back to school, it's sometimes easy to put politics off. That's certainly good for one's mental health these days! But, this is the calm before the storm...  We are 139 days before the Iowa caucuses, which will kick...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Robert Harrison, Stilling and Harrison, PLLC

Emily Viles | Sep 16, 2019 | Utah

Robert Harrison is a partner at Stilling & Harrison, PLLC. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss replacing the ACA. The interesting thing about this upcoming political season is that both Republicans and Democrats want to replace the ACA. Republicans with a different version, Democrats,...[ Read More ]