Category Archives: The Lund Report

Breaking News: State Blocks Trillium’s Medicaid Bid In Portland Area

The Oregon Health Authority has abruptly halted the controversial drive by Trillium Community Health Plan into the Portland-area Medicaid market for 2020. The state told Trillium in a Nov. 8 letter it cannot start managing Medicaid members in the Portland until at least next April 1, and then only if it proves it has contracted […]
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New Seasons Recalls Ground Beef Over E. Coli

New Seasons Market is recalling fresh ground beef sold in three of its stores over an outbreak of E. coli. The Oregon Health Authority said the beef was suspected in the outbreak of three people in the Portland area. All of them ate ground beef purchased at different New Seasons outlets. All are recovering, the […]
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New Labor Unit Forms At OHSU — And This Time Without Contention

A labor movement that has swept through academic medical institutions across the country has finally arrived in Oregon. Newly minted doctors who are going through on-the-job training at Oregon Health & Science University just received the green light from the state’s Employment Relations Board to form a bargaining unit, putting them on par with other […]
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Trillium, Oregon Health Authority Give Erroneous Information To Medicaid Clients

Trillium Community Health Plan has been issuing erroneous and potentially deceptive information about its hospital provider network that could hurt Portland-area Medicaid patients who switch to Trillium’s insurance plan for next year. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Trillium, Oregon Health Authority Give Erroneous Information To Medicaid Clients

Trillium Accuses ‘Big Three’ Hospitals In Lawsuit Of Collusion To Keep It Out of Portland-Area Medicaid Market

Following through on earlier threats, Trillium Community Health Plan on Thursday filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the Legacy, Providence and Oregon Health & Science University systems alleging they illegally colluded to block Trillium from the Portland-area Medicaid market. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Trillium Accuses ‘Big Three’ Hospitals In Lawsuit Of Collusion […]
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Cut To Oregon State Hospital Wait Times Leaves Some Without Mental Health Care

Court had been in session for close to an hour before Ms. Nilsen’s turn came. Source: Cut To Oregon State Hospital Wait Times Leaves Some Without Mental Health Care

Health Share Told To Improve Its Transportation Service

The Oregon Health Authority has told one of the state’s largest care providers for low-income people to improve its transportation services. Source: Health Share Told To Improve Its Transportation Service

OSU Will Help Shepherd Big Data Cancer Project

Oregon State University has been awarded $8.8 million to help lead a 3½-year effort to make the volumes of data arising from cancer research more accessible, organized and powerful. Source: OSU Will Help Shepherd Big Data Cancer Project

OSU Study Suggests Oregon Medicaid System Is Cutting Needless Hospital Visits

Oregon’s Medicaid program is helping to cut expensive unscheduled trips to the hospital by low-income, government-insured patients, an Oregon State University study says. The researchers studied the files of more than 86,000 Medicaid-eligible women ages 15-44 from 2011 to 2013 looking at total hospital admissions, scheduled, unscheduled and preventable, OSU said. Request full text (State […]
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New Docs Have Trouble Committing To Rural Areas

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina opened in 2011 — a one-building campus in the heart of wheat country dedicated to producing the rural doctors the country needs. Now, eight years later, the school’s first graduates are settling into their chosen practices — and locales. And those choices are cause for both hope and […]
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