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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 ]

What They're Watching: Rep. Jim Dunnigan

Emily Viles | Oct 23, 2019 | Utah

Rep. Jim Dunnigan is the Chair of the Health Reform Task Force, a legislative interim committee that works to address issues in health care and determine legislative priorities. Rep. Dunnigan will also be a featured speaker at our Colorado State of Reform Conference, where he will discuss Utah’s ongoing Medicaid...[ Read More ]

University of Utah Health receives new funding and professorships

Emily Viles | Oct 16, 2019 | Utah

This week, the University of Utah Health announced a series of new professorships, and received funding for additional health care research. The U will gain six new professorships funded by the Huntsman Family, an organization founded after the late Jon Huntsman Sr. Huntsman was considered one of the most generous...[ 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 ]

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 ]