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Utah audit: Medicaid’s managed care contracts too weak

Utah audit: Medicaid’s managed care contracts too weak

By kirsten stewart
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Aug 11, 2012 10:36AM MDT

Utah’s Medicaid overhaul has hit a snag.
The state’s Office of the Inspector General is pressing to delay contract negotiations with four managed care groups that, starting in January 2013, will oversee care for 70 percent of the 252,000 Utahns on Medicaid. The experiment is intended to boost the quality of care and save taxpayers $770 million over seven years.
Whether those gains are realized rests on the strength of agreements struck with Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah Health Sc...

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