Utah

State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    As 2015 comes to a close, Medicaid expansion activity in states has not slowed down. Currently, 30 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid, and six of these states have chosen to pursue waivers to implement alternative versions of expansion. As the new year approaches, a number of additional states are considering options […]

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  • In Utah: As of July 1, 2011, there were 269,643 beneficiaries enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program, 268,984 of whom were enrolled in some form of managed care. Physical health services were delivered through a commercial managed care organization (MCO), a Medicaid-only MCO, a primary care case management program, or a prepaid ambulatory health plan (depending on […]

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    September 23, 2014 | Filed under: Utah
  • Utah is actively building medical homes for children through a Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) quality demonstration grant. The $10,277,361 grant was awarded to an Idaho-Utah partnership and runs from February 2010 through February 2015. It is supporting the Utah Children’s Healthcare Improvement Collaboration (CHIC) in hosting learning collaboratives, increasing pediatric practices’ use of health information technology, […]

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    December 16, 2013 | Filed under: Utah
  • Under construction–NASHP is continuing to populate this resource so please check back!   If you have any resources about the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents in your state that you would like to share, please email kmooney@nashp.org.  

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    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Utah
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Utah 2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Utah 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Utah 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Utah Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Utah NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Utah operates a separate CHIP program, […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Utah
  • In 2011, Utah’s governor signed into law SB 180, legislation requiring the Department of Health to “develop a proposal to amend the state plan for the Medicaid program in a way that maximizes replacement of the fee-for-service delivery model with one or more risk-based delivery models.” The law called for identifying mechanisms to pay for […]

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    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Utah
  • The Utah Health Information Network’s business model is supported by member fees. Refer to pages 22-23 of the state Strategic Plan.

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Utah
  • The Utah Department of Health is responsible for administering the State HIE Program and is the agent for ARRA HIE funds. A collection of state government agencies and private partners (the Utah Department of Health, the Utah Digital Health Service Commission, the Utah Statewide Clinical Health Information Exchange, the Utah Department of Technology Services, and […]

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Utah
  • Utah’s HIE Strategic Plan presents an approach to statewide HIE that brings together stakeholders in an HIT Governance Consortium and leverages the experience of the Utah Health Information Network, which will be responsible for operating HIE in the state.

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Utah