Tag Archives: Healthcare

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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Most Medicaid Recipients In Oregon Are Likely To Be Found Eligible

Gov. Kate Brown has given the Oregon Health Authority until the end of August to figure out the Medicaid eligibility of 115,000 Oregonians. In a statement Tuesday, Brown said the health authority has fallen behind processing those people. Source: Most Medicaid Recipients In Oregon Are Likely To Be Found Eligible . News | OPB

Meeting the need: Mobile medical begins service in rural areas

The new rural medical van creeps around and down the hairpin turns through the incised basalt canyons of the Grande Ronde and Wenaha area. The van is on the way to the remote hamlet of Troy, nestled at the confluence of the Grande Ronde and Wenaha Rivers. There are three roads into Troy from the […]
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Oregon Health Authority holding veterans hostage, collecting ransom (Guest opinion)

The Oregon Health Authority is holding our veterans and their families hostage collecting ransom payments from providers. The so-called “certificate of need” is the go-ahead hospitals need from government before they can build new facilities. The health authority’s process is bureaucratic terrorism. Source: Oregon Health Authority holding veterans hostage, collecting ransom (Guest opinion) | OregonLive.com

OHA: Determining Medicaid eligibility complicated

In response to an audit memo released by the Oregon Secretary of State this week, the Oregon Health Authority said that the process for determining eligibility for the program has been hampered by old, disparate systems for keeping track of Medicaid recipients and the failure of Cover Oregon, the state’s expensive attempt at a health […]
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Kitzhaber on health care: ‘The gains we made here in Oregon are at risk’

A familiar face returned to the public spotlight Monday to talk about health care in America and in Oregon. Source: Kitzhaber on health care: ‘The gains we made here in Oregon are at risk’ | KGW.com

Better record sharing coming to Bend

Portal will cut unnecessary tests, med errors Imagine traveling and not being able to use ATM machines linked to your bank account. Sounds crazy, right? Welcome to the world of medical records. Source: Better record sharing coming to Bend; Portal will cut unnecessary tests, med errors

Oregon Hospitals See Fewer Patients Able to Pay Full Cost of Care in 2016

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Lund Report. We can be reached at: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. The data reveals an increase in charity care spending that seems to coincide with a decline in Medicaid enrollment last year. But there was wide variation across the state, with some rural […]
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Republicans, Democrats Split Over Surprise Billing Fix in Oregon House

Democrats and one Republican supported HB 2339, protecting consumers by requiring that unexpected out-of-network bills be set at 1.75 times Medicare. Republicans wanted payment rates set based on average market costs. Source: Republicans, Democrats Split Over Surprise Billing Fix in Oregon House | The Lund Report