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To help meet the growing need for healthcare services for Medicare beneficiaries in Utah, SelectHealth and University of Utah Health today announced an agreement in which SelectHealth adds comprehensive access to hospitals, clinics and providers across the University of Utah for its Medicare Advantage Network. The agreement takes effect July 1, 2022 and creates access to services and facilities throughout the University of Utah Health System.
“To achieve our mission to help people live the healthiest lives possible and to better serve our community of seniors, it’s important that our Medicare Advantage members access care in the way that works best for them,” said said Marti Lolli, President and CEO of SelectHealth. “We believe this agreement will improve member satisfaction and allow members greater choice of primary care provider or specialist, as well as access to everything from preventative care to emergency services in locations closest to at their home.
Joint effort by SelectHealth and University of Utah Health will expand options for Medicare Advantage services and open access to providers and facilities, including University of Utah Hospital Utah, Moran Eye Center, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University Orthopedic Center, and community clinics including South Jordan, Sugar House, and Farmington Health Centers. SelectHealth Medicare Advantage members will have more options to meet their healthcare needs.
“We are excited about this new partnership with SelectHealth,” said Michael Good, MD, CEO of University of Utah Health. “By working together, we are able to provide the best care for our seniors. This alliance is a very meaningful way we can better serve people and communities and provide greater access and convenience to those who receive their health care through Medicare Advantage.
For more information on SelectHealth Medicare Advantage plans, visit selecthealth.org/medicare. For a list of facilities and providers in the University of Utah Health System, go to healthcare.utah.edu.
SelectHealth® is a nonprofit health plan serving over one million members. Thanks to a mission shared with Intermountain Healthcare® of Helping people live the healthiest life possible®, SelectHealth is committed to ensuring access to high-value care, providing superior service, and supporting the health of its members and the communities it serves. In addition to commercial and government medical plans, SelectHealth offers dental, vision, and pharmaceutical benefit management. SelectHealth plans are available to Medicare Advantage and Medicaid enrollees, and SelectHealth is an insurer of the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan (FEHB). For 2022, SelectHealth Advantage plans in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada received a 5-star rating, the highest possible rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). For more information, visit selecthealth.org.
About University of Utah Health
The University of Utah Health provides advanced, compassionate care for a referral area that encompasses 10% of the United States, including Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and much of Nevada. The hub of health sciences research and education in the region, U of U Health boasts a $428 million research enterprise and educates the majority of Utah’s physicians, including more than 1,460 providers. of healthcare every year in its Colleges of Health, Nursing and Pharmacy and Schools of Dentistry and Medicine. With more than 20,000 employees, the system includes 12 community clinics and five hospitals. For 12 consecutive years, U of U Health has ranked among the top 10 US academic medical centers in the rigorous Vizient Quality and Accountability Study.
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