Promoting safety, quality, and affordability in patient care is of utmost importance for Utah providers, according to Brian Shiozawa, MD, associate vice president for health policy at University of Utah Health. At our recent 2023 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Shiozawa discussed his top priorities for Utah healthcare. He said addressing the state’s … Read more

Value-based care aims to improve quality of care and lower healthcare costs, and professionals are working to expand the model in the behavioral health sector in Florida.     Experts discussed those efforts at the Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value President and CEO Dr. Karen van Caulil said … Read more

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) released its action plan on non-medical drivers of health (NMDOH) at the Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee meeting on Feb. 21st.     NMDOH, also referred to as social determinants of health, are conditions where people “live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide … Read more

The Texas Primary Care Consortium (TPCC) outlined its 2023 policy priorities during a virtual presentation on Thursday, placing legislative efforts around maternal healthcare, Medicaid modernization, and transition to value-based payments at the forefront.      Led by the Texas Medical Home Initiative and the Texas Health Institute (THI), TPCC is a statewide, collaborative initiative with … Read more

Melinda Estep, Managing Director of Delivery Systems at Health Management Associates, says she’s focused on ways to promote and improve value-based care in Colorado. When we caught up with her at the 2022 Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference in November, she said she’s particularly interested in how to reinvest the savings from value-based … Read more

We want to thank everyone who attended for our 2023 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference last month! It was so great to be back in-person in Hawaii, and we already can’t wait for next year’s event! To see a recap of the day, you can watch this “What You Missed” video that our Digital Media … Read more

The final Utah edition of “5 Things” for 2022 features Rep. Marsha Judkins’ outlook for health-related work in the upcoming 2023 legislative session, Leavitt Partners Senior Director John Poelman’s input on the status of value-based care in Utah, and some information about the Executive Appropriations Committee’s recently approved budget recommendations for FY 2023-2024. Thanks for your engagement … Read more

This month’s newsletter features a Q&A with Jaime Wissler, the newly appointed Executive Director of the One Utah Health Collaborative, insight from academic and health professional Krisi Kleinschmit, MD, on the state of youth mental health in Utah, and new data revealing Utah’s low insured rate for Medicaid-eligible children. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State … Read more

Jaime Wissler is a seasoned public servant with 25 years of experience coordinating with industry partners, and local, state, and federal governments. Wissler has worked a variety of criminal investigations surrounding health care fraud, illegal narcotics, bank fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, identity theft, assault, workplace violence, and more. Wissler is a compassionate leader who … Read more

During a special signing ceremony on Tuesday, Governor Spencer Cox took the One Utah Health Collaborative’s (OUHC) pledge of commitment to improving affordability, equity, and outcomes for the state’s health care system.      Cox announced OUHC’s 6-member Board of Directors and the Executive Director, Jaime Wissler, who joined the governor in signing the pledge. … Read more