Managed Care Plans (MCPs) provide medical, dental and behavioral health services to eligible Medicaid and CHIP members. MCPs will be monitored via performance and quality measures to deliver quality of care by managing medical assistance programs and benefits.
For additional information on any of the Managed Care plans, please contact a Health Program Representative at 1-866-608-9422.
Medicaid Managed Care Plans
Members who live in Utah, Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Box Elder, Cache, Iron, Morgan, Rich, Summit, Tooele, Wasatch, or Washington County, must choose a health plan. Members who live in any other county in Utah have the option of selecting a health plan or using the Fee for Service Network. The State of Utah currently has four managed care health plans/ACOs:
The following members have dental benefits and must choose a dental plan:
- Pregnant Women
- Adults who are on Medicaid because of a disability or blindness
- Medicaid members who are eligible for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefits
The State of Utah currently has two managed care dental plans statewide:
Managed Care Dental Plans
Members who are on the following Medicaid programs may have dental benefits but are not required to be enrolled in a dental plan:
- Foster Care Medicaid
- Nursing Home Medicaid
- Refugee Medicaid
- Targeted Adult Medicaid (TAM) who are enrolled in a Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program
For more information about Medicaid dental plans and coverage, click here.
Medicaid members will receive mental health benefits through a Prepaid Mental Health Plan (PMHP). Members will receive substance abuse disorder (SUD) benefits through a PMHP or Substance Use Disorder Plan (SUD) depending upon their county of residence.
- Members living in Wasatch County will receive mental health services through the Fee for Service Network. They can get services from the Wasatch County Family Clinic or any Medicaid provider.
- Members living in any other county will need to get services through the PMHP and/or SUD over the county where the member lives.
View the PMHP County Chart to find the PMHP and/or SUD available in each county.
Historically, Utah Medicaid provided managed care through Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and Prepaid Mental Health Plans (PMHP). The ACOs managed physical health benefits and the PMHPs managed behavioral health benefits that include both mental health and substance use disorders.
Effective January 1, 2020, the Utah Medicaid Integrated Care (UMIC) program will manage physical and behavioral benefits through integrated managed care plans in five counties.
Who will be in the Utah Medicaid Integrated Care plans?
Senate Bill 96 (2018 General Session) established Medicaid’s adult expansion allowing individuals up to 138% federal poverty level (FPL) to be eligible for Medicaid benefits. This limited expansion is called Adult Expansion Medicaid. Adult Expansion Medicaid members in Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, Washington, and Weber counties will be required to enroll in a UMIC plan.
Will Targeted Adult Medicaid (TAM) members be enrolled in managed care?
Not at this time. TAM members will continue to receive benefits through the Medicaid Fee for Service Network for now.
Why have Utah Medicaid Integrated Care plans?
According to national data, integrating physical health, mental health, and substance use disorder services, produces the best outcomes and proves the most effective approach to caring for people with multiple health care needs. Medicaid created integrated care plans in order to get the best health outcomes for members while managing the cost of services.
Where will the Utah Medicaid Integrated Care plans operate?
Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, Washington, and Weber counties will be the only counties that have UMIC plans. UMIC plans will only include Adult Expansion Medicaid members.
The HOME program is a managed care program for individuals with developmental disabilities. Services will be provided through the HOME clinic.
- HOME provides both medical and behavioral health services through a medical home model of care.
- Members may need to change their current providers and use the providers available through the HOME program’s provider network.
- Members will be assigned a case manger to assist with coordination of services.
Additional information to note:
- There may be a waiting list to enroll in the HOME program.
- For information on primary care providers, call toll-free 1-800-824-2073.
- For information on specialists, visit the following website: https://healthcare.utah.edu/uni/programs/home/#fad
Members eligible for CHIP are required to enroll in a CHIP managed care health plan. The plan covers physical health and behavioral health benefits. Members will also enroll in a CHIP dental plan for dental benefits. Visit the CHIP website to learn more. The State of Utah currently has two CHIP managed care health plans and one CHIP dental plan.