Tag Archives: Medicaid

Medicaid Insurers Looking At More State Oversight

The insurers that deliver Medicaid-funded health services to nearly 1 million Oregonians will be subject to stricter financial oversight under a bill that’s a signature from the governor away from becoming law. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Medicaid Insurers Looking At More State Oversight | The Lund Report

In Portland Area Medicaid Market, CareOregon Gains Power Behind The Scenes

CareOregon is taking a more prominent position as an insurer for the Oregon Health Plan in the Portland metro area, which has a third of the state’s Medicaid population. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: In Portland Area Medicaid Market, CareOregon Gains Power Behind The Scenes | The Lund Report

Oregon Medicaid budget could be trimmed across the board

The state Medicaid budget may be trimmed by $31.7 million in state and federal funds next year, under a bill pending in the Joint Committee on Ways and Means. The proposed reduction in the Oregon Health Plan’s rate of growth would translate to $6.7 million less in state general fund dollars and $25 million less […]
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Oregon Medicaid patients with mental illness more likely to use the emergency room

Medicaid patients with mental illness are far more likely to end up in the emergency room for physical health problems, according to a new report from the Oregon Health Authority. In 2017, the rate for Oregon Health Plan members with mental illness was two-and-a-half times greater than for members without, OHA found. Source: Oregon Medicaid […]
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Report: Babies More Likely to Die in States That Did Not Expand Medicaid

Infant mortality rates have dropped in expansion states and risen in nonexpansion states. As the country grapples with increasing rates of maternal mortality, a new study from the Georgetown University Center of Health Policy found that one of the biggest things a state can do for the health of new mothers and babies is to expand Medicaid. […]
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Vale Ambulance Service finally sees hike in pay from Medicaid, Medicare

Like many ambulance services, the majority of patients transported by the city operated Vale Ambulance are covered by Medicare and Medicaid programs, for which the service has not been fully reimbursed its costs, making a financial strain. However, House Bill 4030 passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2016, is changing that. The bill provides for […]
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Unions search for path around dues deduction restrictions

Legal challenges to the way funds are taken from paychecks put public employee labor groups on the defensive. Source: Unions search for path around dues deduction restrictions

Five states sue over Medicaid rule barring union dues payroll deductions for home health care workers

On May 13, attorneys general in five states – California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington – filed suit in U.S. District Court against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They seek to overturn an HHS final rule, issued May 6 barring states from making Medicaid payments to third parties on behalf of […]
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Oregon A.G. Rosenblum: Oregon Sues to Defend Medicaid Home Care Workers

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum issued the following news release: Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Oregon Governor Kate Brown joined a multi-state lawsuit opposing a new rule issued by the Trump Administration that undermines the rights of home care workers who are paid for by Medicaid funds. The new rules announced by the U.S. […]
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Oregon gov, AG join suit to defend Medicaid home care workers

Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said Thursday they have joined a multi-state lawsuit opposing a new rule issued by the Trump Administration that they say undermines the bargaining rights of home care workers who are paid for by Medicaid funds. Source: Oregon gov, AG join suit to defend Medicaid home care workers […]
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