Category Archives: Health Authority

Brown asks OHA’s Allen to guarantee kids’ CHIP coverage through April

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 With federal funding for Oregon’s Children’s Health Insurance Program expected to run out next month, Gov. Kate Brown wants the Oregon Health Authority to ensure there are no gaps in coverage for the next five months. […]
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Oregon faces another $112M worth of health questions

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 In addition to the $64 million Oregon may owe the federal government due to a classification error for Medicaid-Medicare recipients, the state could owe millions more stemming from a variety of other issues, according to a […]
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Commitment – Waiting for Tragedy

Jason Coburn was sleeping under a train when it started moving, dragging him down the tracks and injuring his ribs. He later fell from an interstate bridge into a canal, breaking his leg and ankle, and was not found for two days. Surgeons put his bones together with a plate and screws, then told him […]
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How one incident caused 47 patients to die at the Oregon State Hospital

A ghastly scene unfolded during dinner 75 years ago at Oregon State Hospital. Patients began dropping like flies after eating a batch of poisoned scrambled eggs, vomiting blood and writhing on the floor in agony. Some died within minutes, others succumbed hours later, 47 people in all. Officially, there were 263 cases. Newspapers, however, reported […]
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OHA director details another $112 million in possible Medicaid errors

The figure is on top of the state’s estimated overpayment of $74 million to coordinated care organizations. Source: OHA director details another $112 million in possible Medicaid errors

Oregon Health Authority

We talk to the director of the Oregon Health Authority, Patrick Allen, about the agency’s overpayment of $75 million to health care providers. Source: Oregon Health Authority | News Roundtable | Sexual Assault Reporting

Brown Orders State Health Officials To Keep Children’s Health Program Open

Meanwhile, Medicare may owe Oregon money for healthcare that CCOs covered for low-income elderly adults who were misclassified by the state, possibly narrowing the reported $74 million overpayment that Oregon received. Oregon’s children won’t lose their health insurance because of Congressional incompetence — at least this year, anyway. Source: The Lund Report

OHA: Antibiotics still being mis-prescribed for viruses

Unnecessary use of antibiotics on viruses, which can lead to dangerous antibiotic resistance, is on the decline, state officials said Wednesday — but more work needs to be done to discourage inappropriate prescribing of these drugs for non-bacterial illnesses. Overall, antibiotic prescriptions for oral medications used in outpatient settings have been steadily dropping in Oregon […]
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Corvallis hearing Monday on new clean air rules

The Oregon Health Authority and Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing in Corvallis next week on plans for a major rewrite of the state’s air pollution regulations. The hearing, scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Walnut Community Room, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Drive, will provide information and opportunities for […]
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DEQ Accepting Public Comment On Proposed Regulations For Industrial Businesses

DEQ Accepting Public Comment On Proposed Regulations For Industrial Businesses The Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Health Authority are considering new regulations for industrial businesses that emit air toxins. Wednesday, they held a public forum about the proposed changes. Source: DEQ Accepting Public Comment On Proposed Regulations For Industrial Businesses