Tag Archives: Medicaid

Oregon Chronic Pain Treatments Under Review

The Oregon Health Authority announced Friday a third-party review is underway to consider expanding Medicaid coverage for certain chronic pain conditions. The conditions include pain from trauma, chronic pain syndrome and fibromyalgia. The proposal under consideration by the Health Evidence Review Commission would expand access to prescription opioids for some of these ailments. Source: Oregon […]
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Brown’s plan to tax tobacco, low-wage employers to protect Medicaid in jeopardy

Gov. Kate Brown is looking to Oregon smokers to provide the next piece in her fragile Medicaid jigsaw puzzle. Brown on Wednesday launched the next phase of her ambitious Medicaid offensive when she testified in favor of a new set of tobacco taxes before the House Revenue Committee. Source: Brown’s plan to tax tobacco, low-wage […]
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Brown floats $2 tobacco tax increase to fund Medicaid

Gov. Kate Brown plans to pay down the state’s Medicaid shortfall through a $2 tax increase on tobacco products, plus an additional tax on e-cigarettes and other vaping products. The governor on Wednesday told the House Committee on Revenue that the tax “will provide long-term sustainable funding,” while also encouraging people to quit smoking. Source: […]
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Oregon Considers Cigarette Tax Hike To Match Neighbors — And Fund Health Care

The display cases at Paul’s Cigars, in the North Portland enclave of Hayden Island, offer an impressive array. Dozens of varieties of stogies sit in ornate boxes, their pungent potential locked away behind glass. Owner John Paul has spent years amassing this inventory. And lately as he’s surveyed his collection, he’s begun doing a quiet […]
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Health Authority Still Has Work To Do To Fight Fraud And Waste

The Oregon Health Authority is still working on tightening its oversight to ensure that it doesn’t again overpay Medicaid insurers by millions of dollars. A report released Wednesday by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office details steps the health authority has taken in response to a November 2017 audit that found that the state had […]
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OHA is making progress in detecting improper Medicaid payments, new audit finds

The Secretary of State released a followup audit to one released in late 2017 that found $88 million in avoidable expenditures. The Oregon Health Authority has made progress in better detecting and preventing improper Medicaid payments, but it still has some work to do, concludes a followup audit from acting Secretary of State Leslie Cummings. […]
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OHA is making progress in detecting improper Medicaid payments, new audit finds

The Oregon Health Authority has made progress in better detecting and preventing improper Medicaid payments, but it still has some work to do, concludes a followup audit from acting Secretary of State Leslie Cummings. Source: OHA is making progress in detecting improper Medicaid payments, new audit finds – Portland Business Journal

Report: OHA Still Has Work To Do Improving Medicaid Payment Oversight

The Oregon Health Authority has only fully implemented two of the eight recommendations from the secretary of state’s office for improving oversight of Medicaid payments. Source: Report: OHA Still Has Work To Do Improving Medicaid Payment Oversight

Report: Oregon Health Authority falls short on fixing Medicaid payment problems

Oregon Health Authority still has work remaining to address flaws in the state’s Medicaid payment system, state auditors say. Source: Report: Oregon Health Authority falls short on fixing Medicaid payment problems

Bills Look At Expanding Oregon’s Medicaid Model By Allowing Buy-Ins

Oregon lawmakers are taking several stabs this session at increasing health insurance coverage in the state. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Bills Look At Expanding Oregon’s Medicaid Model By Allowing Buy-Ins