Utah 1115 Waiver Request Moves Medicaid Beneficiaries to ACOs

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Utah submitted a Section 1115 waiver request to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in July 2011. CMS denied most of Utah's Section1115 Medicaid waiver request while indicating it supports the state's plan to convert its Medicaid contracts in the state to an accountable care organization (ACO) model. The state palns to re-submit the request to move its Medicaid population into ACOs by amending an existing state Section 1915(b) waiver.