Provider Terms & Definitions

Provider Definition Information Collection and Validation
Name N/A Information is self-reported and verified at least annually by the provider. Changes may occur between validation time frames based on notification from the provider.
Gender N/A Information is self-reported and verified at least annually by the provider. Changes may occur between validation time frames based on notification from the provider.
Office Location N/A Information is self-reported and verified at least annually by the provider. Changes may occur between validation time frames based on notification from the provider.
Phone Number N/A Information is self-reported and verified at least annually by the provider. Changes may occur between validation time frames based on notification from the provider.
Specialty The clinical area in which the UUHP contracted physician or provider practices Information is self-reported and verified at least annually by the provider. Changes may occur between validation time frames based on notification from the provider.
Hospital Affiliations A listing of the network hospitals where the provider cares for patients Information is self-reported and verified at least annually by the provider. Changes may occur between validation time frames based on notification from the provider.
Medical Group A group of doctors/providers who are in business together and contract with UUHP to provide services to the plan's members. Information is self-reported and verified at least annually by the provider. Changes may occur between validation time frames based on notification from the provider.
Medical Group Affiliations A practitioner/doctor who has an association with a specific medical group or groups Information is self-reported and verified at least annually by the provider. Changes may occur between validation time frames based on notification from the provider.
Board Certifcation When a health care practitioner is board certified, it means that he/she has applied for and been awarded certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), American Osteopathic Association, or other recognized board. Board certification is a voluntary process. To become board certified, a physician must:
  1. Graduate from an accredited professional school
  2. Complete a specific type and length of training in a specialty
  3. Practice for a specified amount of time in that specialty
  4. Pass an examination given by the professional specialty board
For more information about your physician’s board certification, visit the ABMS website at www.abms.org or the AOA website at www.osteopathic.org Information is self-reported and verfied every three years during re-credentialing. Changes may occur between validation time frames based on notification from the provider.
Acceptance of new members Indicates whether the provider is accepting new patients in his/her practice Information is self-reported and verified at least annually by the provider. Changes may occur between validation time frames based on notification from the provider.
Languages The languages other than English that the provider or clinical staff speaks and understands. Information is self-reported and verified at least annually by the provider. Changes may occur between validation time frames based on notification from the provider.
Physical Accessibility Refers to a site, facility, work environment, service, or program that is easy to approach, enter, operate, participate in, and/or use safely and with dignity by a person with a disability. Upon completion of a provider facility site review, by using the data obtained through Attachment C of the FSR tool to determine and identify physical accessibility indicators.
Health Network A group of doctors and hospitals that provides health care services and has a contract with UUHP. Information is self-reported and verified at least annually by the provider. Changes may occur between validation time frames based on notification from the provider.

About Provider and Facility Search

Definitions & Terminology Used in Search

University of Utah Contracting Criteria

Provider information in this directory is collected from information that we receive from our provider network and updated 5 days per week, excluding weekends, holidays, or interruptions due to upgrades, system maintenance, or unplanned outages. This information is subject to change at any time.