CHECK-IN AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
- Welcome and introduction: Dr. David Patton, PhD, MPA, Executive Director, Utah Department of Health
MEDICAID EXPANSION DISCUSSIONS IN NEIGHBORING STATES
- Panel Moderator: Rep. Ronda Menlove
- Discussion of Expansion Decisions: Legislators and Officials from Neighboring States
The U.S. Supreme Courtís 2012 ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) left states with the option of
expanding their Medicaid programs to cover adults who earn up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. Each of the six states
that share a border with Utah has made a final determination on expanding their own Medicaid programs. Legislators and policy
makers from each of those states will discuss the considerations they took into account when making their decisions.
MEDICAID EXPANSION OPTIONS COMMUNITY WORKGROUP
- Review of Workgroup Purpose and Charge: Dr. David Patton
- Presentation of Options: Subgroup Leads
Since the Supreme Courtís ruling on the ACA, the federal government has shown some flexibility in allowing states to expand
Medicaid in a manner that best suits their unique situations. Governor Gary R. Herbert tasked the Medicaid Expansion Options
Community Workgroup with developing a menu of options to address Utahís unique challenges. The Workgroup will present its five
findings during this session.
INNOVATION SPEAKER: JASON HWANG, MD
- Coauthor of the Innovatorís Prescription with Clayton Christensen
Dr. Jason Hwang has conducted ground-breaking research into disruptive innovation, or improvement to services in ways the
market does not expect. He offers insight into Utahís efforts to improve our health care systems. As we look for the right ways to
deliver better quality care at a lower cost, innovation is key. Dr. Hwang gives comprehensive analysis of strategies that will improve
health care and make it affordable.
UTAH HEALTH INNOVATION PLAN
- Panel Moderator: Lt. Governor Greg Bell
- Presentation on State Innovation Models Workgroup Results: Workgroup Chairs
- Questions from the Audience
The Utah Department of Health funded in part by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, has completed a planning
process to design new payment and service delivery models aimed at broad system transformation of Utahís health care system.
The progress of this planning effort will be described and discussed by the chairs of five major work groups of health information
technology, health work force, prevention and wellness, payment reform and health care quality and safety.