Tag Archives: Medicaid

Oregon Health Authority Awarded Up To $16 Million To Improve Child Health

Oregon will receive millions in new federal funding to develop better ways to reduce health risks for children and prevent unnecessary hospital visits and foster care placements. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has been awarded up to $16 million over seven years from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Integrated Care for Kids […]
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Dozens of senior care homes that broke labor laws continue to get Medicaid funds

There is virtually no accountability for care-home operators that fail to pay caregivers in accordance with the law. Medicaid funding has continued to flow to dozens of senior care-home operators in four states cited for stealing workers’ wages or breaking other labor laws, an investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has found. Earlier this […]
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Extending Medicaid After Childbirth Could Reduce Maternal Deaths

Evidence shows women should receive follow-up care for a year after giving birth. Samantha Powell, 29, says she wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for the mental health services she received after her last child was born. “I had postpartum depression with my other two children, so I knew what was happening to me. […]
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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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Trillium Gets Hammered In Lane County – As Well As In Portland Area

Trillium Community Health Plan is being hammered not only in the Portland-area market, where it’s been spurned by large provider groups. It is also being squeezed on its own turf in Lane County, where it has enjoyed a monopoly in the Medicaid market. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Trillium Gets Hammered In […]
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Kitzhaber says he’s worried about future of Oregon’s Medicaid model (Premium Story)

The former governor shared his thoughts at a health care reform conference in Portland. Request full-text (State Agency patrons only) Source: Kitzhaber says he’s worried about future of Oregon’s Medicaid model – Portland Business Journal

CCO that claimed Portland hospitals conspired against it is barred from metro-area market

Sweet victory has quickly soured for Trillium Community Health Plan as the state continues to reorganize its Medicaid health plans. State regulators late last week notified Eugene-based Trillium that they had rescinded their decision to allow the company to expand from its Lane County base into the Portland area. Source: CCO that claimed Portland hospitals […]
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Breaking News: State Blocks Trillium’s Medicaid Bid In Portland Area

The Oregon Health Authority has abruptly halted the controversial drive by Trillium Community Health Plan into the Portland-area Medicaid market for 2020. The state told Trillium in a Nov. 8 letter it cannot start managing Medicaid members in the Portland until at least next April 1, and then only if it proves it has contracted […]
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Trillium, Oregon Health Authority Give Erroneous Information To Medicaid Clients

Trillium Community Health Plan has been issuing erroneous and potentially deceptive information about its hospital provider network that could hurt Portland-area Medicaid patients who switch to Trillium’s insurance plan for next year. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Trillium, Oregon Health Authority Give Erroneous Information To Medicaid Clients

Laid-off Hewlett-Packard employee who shut down Oregon’s Medicaid computers gets home detention

“I can clearly see I didn’t think things through,’’ Hossein Heydari told the court. “I am deeply remorseful and regretful.’’ Source: Laid-off Hewlett-Packard employee who shut down Oregon’s Medicaid computers gets home detention