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Pharmacy vendor network interruption affects Utah Medicaid operations

Utah pharmacies and Medicaid members impacted by national cyber security issue  February 22,2024 – On Wednesday, February 21, Optum (Change Healthcare), which operates as the Utah Medicaid pharmacy vendor for...
Last updated: February 22, 2024

Un error en el proceso de envío de Medicaid envió la información de algunos afiliados a la dirección equivocada

Debido a un error de envío, algunas cartas de los afiliados se introdujeron en sobres incorrectos y se enviaron a destinatarios equivocados. El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (DHHS)...
Last updated: June 5, 2023

Error in Medicaid mailing process sent some members’ information to the wrong address

Mailing error resulted in some member letters being placed in incorrect envelopes and sent to the wrong recipients The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be mailing personalized...
Last updated: June 5, 2023

El DHHS lanza con éxito nuevo sistema de pago a proveedores de Medicaid

Este proyecto avanza las operaciones para servir mejor a los proveedores y afiliados de Medicaid La semana pasada, el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (DHHS) convirtió y puso en...
Last updated: April 28, 2023

DHHS successfully launches new Medicaid provider payment system

This project advances operations to better serve Medicaid providers and members Salt Lake City—Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) successfully converted and launched the new Medicaid...
Last updated: April 28, 2023

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