Tag Archives: Health Care/Medical Care

Carbon Tax Fight Looms Over Health Care Bills In Upcoming Session

State Library Ed. Note: The Lund Report provides free access to a limited number of PREMIUM stories. If you can not access story, State Agency patrons can request full-text from the Library HERE. Oregon’s legislative leaders aren’t expecting health care to be the wedge issue that divides lawmakers this session.Democratic leaders will have their hands […]
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Hospital bankruptcies leave sick and injured nowhere to go

A quiet crisis is unfolding for U.S. hospitals, with bankruptcies and closures threatening to leave some of the country’s most vulnerable citizens without care. As a gauge of distress in the health care sector has soared, at least 30 hospitals entered bankruptcy in 2019, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Source: Hospital bankruptcies leave sick […]
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Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Sees Sharpest One-Year Drop

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Cancer Group Finds Biggest One-Year Drop in U.S. Death Rate

Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they credited to advances in lung-tumor treatments. The overall cancer death rate has been falling about 1.5% a year since 1991. It fell 2.2% from 2016 to 2017, according to the new American Cancer Society report. That’s the largest […]
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In the U.S., an Angioplasty Costs $32,000. Elsewhere? Maybe $6,400.

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OHA: New Year’s resolutions for a healthy 2020

The Oregon Health Authority is encouraging people to consider making health one of their top priorities in 2020. To this end, OHA is launching a social media campaign to share resources to help people improve their health. The following are six New Year’s health resolutions OHA will be sharing resources about: Source: OHA: New Year’s […]
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Roseburg VA town hall: VA drops star rating system, seeks staffing for weekend urgent care

The national Department of Veterans Affairs has dropped its star ranking system under which VA hospitals across the country were given one to five stars. That news was among the information shared by Roseburg VA staff at a town hall Wednesday evening. Source: Roseburg VA town hall: VA drops star rating system, seeks staffing for […]
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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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