Category Archives: Health Authority (OHA)

Oregon short on resources for local mental health treatment

State officials intend to ask legislators soon to put more money into local care for criminal defendants found unfit for trial. Source: Oregon short on resources for local mental health treatment | Salem Reporter | News about Salem – In-depth, Accurate, Trusted

State searches for local mental health treatment resources

Judicial officials will ask legislators to put more money into local care for criminal defendants found mentally unfit for trial. Reforms to Oregon’s system for dealing with those unfit to stand trial aren’t working as planned, with judges challenged to find local treatment options for those they used to send to the Oregon State Hospital. […]
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AllCare wins five-year contract to keep providing Oregon Health Plan benefits

The Oregon Health Authority announced it approved a five-year contract allowing AllCare Health to continue managing Oregon Health Plan benefits. OHA had previously approved a one-year contract for AllCare Health and three other organizations it said hadn’t submitted enough evidence in their applications to win five-year contracts. Other organizations across the state received either five-year […]
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Vaping-related lung illness epidemic has likely peaked, feds say

The epidemic of nearly 2,300 vaping-related lung illnesses appears to have peaked and is taking a smaller and smaller toll every week, though the cause is still unknown, federal health officials said Friday. With 217 severe lung illness patients, the week of Sept. 15 saw the most people hospitalized in one week since February and […]
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OHA approves AllCare, Cascade Health Alliance and Umpqua Health Alliance for full five-year coordinated care contracts

The Oregon Health Authority is announcing that three CCOs which had received one-year contracts have met the necessary requirements to earn full five-year contracts to serve Oregon Health Plan members for 2020-2024: AllCare CCO, Cascade Health Alliance, and Umpqua Health Alliance. Services for the new CCO contracts begin January 1, 2020. These contracts have been […]
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Recent Oregon measles scare is over, state says

Oregon officials say the state’s recent measles outbreak is over. There were four cases this fall, including three people who flew into Portland International Airport from Amsterdam on Oct. 12. Source: Recent Oregon measles scare is over, state says

Oregon Faces Big Hurdle In Improving Mental Health Care: Staffing

Oregon’s behavioral health and addiction services agencies are operating at a subpar level in part because low pay, high stress and other problems prompt workers to quit the field, leading to acute worker shortages, experts told the Oregon Health Policy Board this week. Source: Oregon Faces Big Hurdle In Improving Mental Health Care: Staffing

A profile of Oregon’s 20 vaping-related lung illness victims: More women than men, from 8 counties, average age of 34

Oregon officials for the first time released detailed information about the state’s vaping-related lung illness victims. Source: A profile of Oregon’s 20 vaping-related lung illness victims: More women than men, from 8 counties, average age of 34

Oregon Calls ‘All Clear’ Following Rash Of Measles Cases

Oregon health officials are calling ‘all-clear’ after a rash of measles cases this fall. Source: Oregon Calls ‘All Clear’ Following Rash Of Measles Cases

Oregon Reports 3 Additional Vaping-Related Illnesses

The Oregon Health Authority has identified three additional cases of severe lung illness linked to vaping. Source: Oregon Reports 3 Additional Vaping-Related Illnesses