Tag Archives: Health Care/Medical Care

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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Concerns about CCO 2.0 brought up in senate committee

Last month, former Gov. John Kitzhaber raised concerns about the direction coordinated care organizations are headed when he spoke at the 2019 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Kitzhaber was the leading force behind the establishment of coordinated care organizations (CCOs) in 2012 when he was governor. With the current CCO contracts set to […]
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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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Shortage of health professionals shows need for medical college

Efforts to pursue a medical college in Roseburg are slowly moving forward with a committee that was formed to try to bring the college to the Roseburg area. And this week, board members heard about the dire need for the medical workforce in the county, which is similar to other rural counties in Oregon. The […]
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More Kids on Medicaid to Get Health Care in School

States are just now becoming aware of a five-year-old federal policy. A mountain of evidence proves it: Good health translates to better student performance. Children who have high blood pressure or are obese perform worse academically than others. Children with asthma miss far more school. Students who have healthy diets, who are physically active, who […]
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Gov. Brown appoints Medford CEO to health care panel

Jessica Gomez, chief executive officer of Rogue Valley Microdevices in Medford, was appointed by Gov. Kate Brown to join the Oregon State Health Care Committee, which is tasked with curbing rising health care costs in Oregon. Gomez, a Republican who made an unsuccessful bid in 2018 for the Oregon Senate, said health care is a […]
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Oregon aims to make healthcare more affordable with new plan

Many single Oregonians making about $19,000 a year can qualify for a basic plan costing them, after a federal subsidy, $1 a month. People qualifying for deep subsidies are among the nearly 104,000 Oregonians who are estimated to qualify for financial help with their coverage but who remain uninsured. Source: Oregon aims to make healthcare […]
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Preliminary Injunction Issued Against Trump’s Health Care Mandate For Immigrants

A federal judge in Oregon has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against a Trump administration rule that would have required immigrants to show proof of health insurance before obtaining a visa. Source: Preliminary Injunction Issued Against Trump’s Health Care Mandate For Immigrants

2019 Oregon State of Reform Keynote: One on One; Sen. James Manning – State of Reform

Our Lunch Keynote session at the 2019 Oregon State of Reform Conference featured four unique leaders, approaching the challenge of health reform from diverse perspectives. Our host, DJ Wilson, sat down with these leaders where he asked forward-looking questions in hopes of leveraging their experience to better understand the road ahead. This keynote features Sen. James […]
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Oregon Health Authority responds to coverage concerns

Editor’s note: Sarah Kelber, communications officer with the Oregon Health Authority, offered the following answers regarding community concerns about Open Card requests and mileage boundaries in regard to patient coverage provided by family nurse practitioner Michael Sheets at the Merrill and Bonanza health clinics. Regarding whether OHA is reducing or limiting open card requests in […]
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