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How UUHP saved $9.4M and avoided 7,000 ED visits—in just one year

June 15, 2017

    In an era where many health care organizations are struggling to reduce costs while still improving quality of care, University of Utah Health Plans (UUHP) has been able to successfully do both. We sat down with Joe Mercado, an Advisory Board population health consultant who has worked closely with UUHP, to find out how they did it. 

    Question: How did UUHP develop their cost reduction strategy?

    Answer: UUHP was concerned about the high cost per member per month (PMPM) of their Medicaid population, so they developed two cost reduction initiatives targeted toward this population.

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