Medicaid Expansion in Utah

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This webinar features content originally scheduled for the in-person Provider Education Summit (PES) events and is part of a series of virtual content presented by the original speakers for PES 2020!

Medicaid Expansion in Utah

This presentation by RyLee Curtis and Michael Hales walks attendees through the recent implementation of Medicaid expansion in Utah. They will cover eligibility, approved waivers, and pending waivers that will shape the future of Medicaid in Utah.

The Presenters

RyLee Curtis received a dual degree in Communications and Political Science from the University of Utah, where she also received her master’s degree in Public Policy. She worked on Medicaid policy in Utah for many years, before joining University of Utah Health as the Director of Community Engagement. In this role, she is leading the Hospital’s Healthcare Anchor Institution work, engaging with community based organizations to address Social Determinants of Health, and building partnerships across University of Utah Campus, University of Utah Health Plans, and the University’s Hospital.

Michael Hales is the Senior Director for Government Healthcare Programs at U Health. He has 25 years of experience in the health care industry, ten were spent leading the State of Utah’s Medicaid and CHIP programs. At U Health, he provides strategic advice on federal and state government health programs. Prior to joining U Health, he worked at Intermountain Healthcare as a senior consultant and director of population health. Michael received a Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard University. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from BYU.

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