Category Archives: Oregon Secretary of State

Oregon’s Medicaid Computers Work Well, But Human Error Remains

Oregon’s two computer systems that determine Medicaid eligibility and send payments to health care providers are functioning correctly, according to an audit released by the Secretary of State’s office on Wednesday morning. Source: Oregon’s Medicaid Computers Work Well, But Human Error Remains

Audit: Oregon properly screens for Medicaid

Problems with manual input remain An audit by the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office released Wednesday found the state accurately determines Medicaid eligibility, enrolls people into the program and makes payments on their behalf. At the same time, the audit came across information that hadn’t been entered into the Oregon Health Authority’s enrollment system correctly […]
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Health Authority estimates 32,000 Medicaid recipients could be ineligible

Oregon Health Authority officials told a legislative committee Tuesday that the agency might have provided Medicaid benefits to some 32,000 people who no longer qualified for them. Source: Health Authority estimates 32,000 Medicaid recipients could be ineligible | OregonLive.com

Audit: Oregon’s Medicaid computer systems work well, but human errors remain

Oregon’s two computer systems that determine Medicaid eligibility and send payments to health care providers are functioning correctly, according to an audit released by the Secretary of State’s office on Wednesday morning. Source: Audit: Oregon’s Medicaid computer systems work well, but human errors remain | OregonLive.com

Governor Calls for Medicaid Accountability, But Brown’s Proposal Would Actually Stay the Course

Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton said the state does have approval of the federal government for its haphazard re-enrollment process, which should be finished by the end of summer. But new deadlines from the governor merely affirm the schedule Saxton has outlined. Source: Governor Calls for Medicaid Accountability, But Brown’s Proposal Would Actually Stay […]
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Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson slammed for inaccurate Medicaid audit alert

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and members of a legislative budget-writing committee slammed Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Tuesday morning for issuing an “audit alert” containing information they say Richardson should have known was inaccurate. Source: Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson slammed for inaccurate Medicaid audit alert

Brown announces new Medicaid accountability measures after audit

Gov. Kate Brown announced new accountability measures for Medicaid, while taking a dig at Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, who released a scathing audit about the program last week. Source: Brown announces new Medicaid accountability measures after audit – Portland Business Journal

Quick Look: Oregon Health Authority Policy Keeps Medicaid Members from CCOs

Only 15 percent of Oregon Health Plan income-based members have seamless coverage at renewal time. Rep. Cedric Hayden wants to pull enrollment from OHA and give it to DHS, and require that lapsed members be put immediately back into the CCO that was serving them. Source: Quick Look: Oregon Health Authority Policy Keeps Medicaid Members […]
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Our View: Richardson’s fulfilling his watchdog pledge – Opinion 

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is doing what he said he would do if elected: Use the auditing function of his office to keep a sharp eye on how state agencies spend public money. This week, he issued an “audit alert” warning that the Oregon Health Plan may be paying health benefits to Oregonians who […]
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Democrats: Medicaid concerns haven’t derailed provider tax talks

The tax could raise between $575 million and $600 million to cover part of the state’s costs of expanding the Medicaid pool. Source: Oregon Local News – Democrats: Medicaid concerns haven’t derailed provider tax talks