Tag Archives: Medicaid

Oregon Health Authority Encourages Immigrants To Find Attorneys For New ‘Public Charge’ Rule

The Oregon Health Authority is encouraging immigrants with questions about a new public benefit rule to find an attorney. The Trump administration’s rule is expected to make it harder for immigrants who use government benefits to obtain legal residency. Source: Oregon Health Authority Encourages Immigrants To Find Attorneys For New ‘Public Charge’ Rule

OHA details impacts of ‘public charge’ rule change in Oregon

On Monday, the Trump administration announced a new rule that could make it harder for some immigrants who rely on certain government benefit programs to obtain lawful permanent residency if they are found to be a public charge.  The Oregon Health Authority issued a statement Tuesday on the impacts of the rule change, which continues […]
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New poll finds Oregonians would vote for higher taxes for universal care

A majority of Oregon voters in a new poll said they would consider paying a new health care tax to fund universal care and replace the current health care system. Three of four respondents said universal care is desirable, and of those, 58 percent favored replacing or eliminating private health insurance, according to the poll […]
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What to know about PacificSource, the next Medicaid coordinator for Marion, Polk counties

Oregon Health Plan patients in Marion and Polk counties may need to find new doctors after a new insurance provider secured a state contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The contract affects Marion and Polk counties’ roughly 100,000 members of the Oregon Health Plan, also known as the state’s Medicaid program. Source: What to know […]
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State Shows Bias In Awarding Medicaid Contracts, CCOs Claim

The two organizations shut out of the awarding last month of Medicaid contracts accuse the state of unfairly rejecting their bids and potentially sowing turmoil in their communities’ health care coordination efforts as a result. Source: State Shows Bias In Awarding Medicaid Contracts, CCOs Claim

Medicaid offers opioid tracking guidance to states, insurers

State Medicaid programs and private Medicaid insurers will have to monitor opioid use intensely and flag potential abuse, according to new guidance issued as part of Congress’ 2018 opioid legislation. The CMS on Monday issued new guidance for states and Medicaid managed-care programs to change up their Medicaid drug utilization review programs by the end […]
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States are all over the map when it comes to transgender health care

Medicaid rules in several states exclude sexual reassignment treatment, others allow it. Advocates argue restrictions stem from prejudice, not medical science. When a doctor recommended that Aidan Zingler undergo gender reassignment surgery, the 27-year-old hoped it would mean the end of a lifetime of anguish. Source: States are all over the map when it comes […]
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Analysis: State Inconsistent In Awarding Medicaid Contracts

When state analysts evaluated Moda’s bid to continue as the Medicaid manager for most of rural Eastern Oregon, they weren’t thrilled by what they saw. They flunked its Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization in three of the six ratings categories — finance, care coordination and delivery system transformation. Request full text (for State Agency patrons […]
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Trillium Faces Wall Of Opposition In Portland Area Medicaid Market

Powerful players in the Portland area’s health care marketplace are trying to slam the door on Missouri-based Centene Corp., days after the Oregon Health Authority put out the welcome mat. Source: https://www.thelundreport.org/content/trillium-faces-wall-opposition-portland-area-medicaid-market

Trillium, PacificSource win in $6 billion CCO beauty contest

The Oregon Health Authority gave tentative approval to 11 companies and non-profits seeking to become one of the state’s coordinated care organizations, which administer the state Medicaid program. At about $6 billion, it is the largest single procurement in state history. Insurers Trillium Community Health and PacificSource did well, expanding their territories significantly. Others weren’t […]
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