Category Archives: Health Policy Board

5 Things Oregon: Opioids, OHA RFA, YouScript – State of Reform

On Tuesday, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson released on audit on the opioid crisis in Oregon, through the OHA’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). As part of CCO 2.0, the Oregon Health Authority recently announced that service areas will be defined by counties for the 2020-2024 contract period.  nine of the current CCOs have boundaries that don’t follow county […]
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Oregon Health Policy Board to meet in Albany

The Oregon Health Policy Board has chosen Albany for its December meeting location and will be gathering from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the main branch of the Albany Public Library. The board is required to visit each congressional district in the state at least once every two years, said Allyson […]
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Departing Oregon Health Policy Board Member ‘Shocked’ At Response To Health Equity

A longtime member of the board that advises the state on health policy and reform questioned the state’s commitment to ensuring equitable health care to low-income Oregonians. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Departing Oregon Health Policy Board Member ‘Shocked’ At Response To Health Equity

Oregon Health Policy Board discuss HOWTO Grant Program

On November 6th, the Oregon Health Policy Board held their monthly meeting. David W. Robinson, Executive Vice Provost at Oregon Health & Science University, presented the Healthy Oregon Workforce Training Opportunity (HOWTO) grant program. Oregon has given $8 million in funding for the new HOWTO grant program with the goal to broaden health professional training in Oregon […]
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Oregon sets reform map for health plan

State to emphasize value rather than volume. The Oregon Health Policy Board approved a road map to change the way care is provided to Oregon Health Plan members, shifting to a system that will reward health care providers for improving outcomes, address the social factors that affect health and reduce barriers to mental health care. […]
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State health board to chart new reforms

Officials racing to set clear goals for program, companies serving one in four low-income Oregonians. The next big step for reforms that were adopted in 2011 and 2012 to save the state money and improve care for one in four Oregonians is coming, but decision-makers have only a vague idea of the next phase — […]
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Policy Board Wishlist: Recruit Providers; Improve Medicaid; Tackle Opioid Addiction

The jugglers on the Oregon Health Policy Board kept their balls in the air on Tuesday as they explored a raft of issues facing the state: expanding and supporting the healthcare workforce; making Medicaid more effective through the push for CCO 2.0; and understanding and addressing opioid addiction. They also tabled one major concern temporarily: […]
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Study: Oregon’s Medicaid Experiment Is Working

Oregon’s efforts to overhaul health care have been largely successful, according to a new study. In 2012, the federal government gave Oregon almost $2 billion to improve Medicaid. The state developed 16 coordinated care organizations to oversee the quality of care and reduce costs. Source: Study: Oregon’s Medicaid Experiment Is Working . News | OPB

Policy Board Wrestles with Future of CCOs

The Legislature is expected to delve into how CCOs are being run when they gather in Salem next February and consider recommendations from the Policy Board. Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) is quite adamant that the state’s coordinated care organizations need to revamp their governance structure by holding their board meetings in public so everyone can […]
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