Tag Archives: OHA

Blue-green algae advisory for Odell Lake

Toxins from blue-green algae have appeared in Odell Lake, the Oregon Health Authority announced Monday. The agency issued a health advisory for the lake, located about 35 miles southwest of La Pine in northern Klamath County, saying visitors should avoid participating in activities that could result in swallowing water, such as swimming, water-skiing, or paddleboarding. […]
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Project near complete on treatment plant

The city of Ontario’s project to improve its water treatment plant should be completed within the month, according to a city engineer. This has been an ongoing project since the Ontario City Council approved a $1.8 million total budget for the project on July 18, 2016. According to CH2M, the city of Ontario’s public works […]
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How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Oregon? Depends Where You Live

The Oregon Health Authority just released its second review of hospital pricing and there are some big differences. During 2015, the cost of a typical child delivery at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City was $4,000. But that same delivery at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend was more than $11,000. Source: How Much […]
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OHA rules against health service group

Planned Wilsonville psychiatric hospital is denied a required certificate of need by Oregon Health Authority Oregon Health Authority denied NEWCO Oregon’s request for a certificate of need Thursday, July 6, meaning the company can’t move forward at this time with its proposed 100-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Wilsonville. Source: Pamplin Media Group – OHA rules […]
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Oregon hospitals operating on slim margins

St. Charles financial troubles not isolated. It’s not just Central Oregon. Hospital finances were turbulent statewide at the end of 2016, according to a new report, and the trend has continued into this year. Oregon’s median hospital operating margin was minus 0.1 percent — a net loss — in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared […]
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Oregon Health Authority releases CCO Metrics 2016 Final Report

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released its CCO Metrics 2016 Final Report that shows coordinated care organizations (CCOs) are making continued progress in transforming the state’s health care delivery system to bring better health, better care and lower costs to Oregonians. Source: Oregon Health Authority releases CCO Metrics 2016 Final Report – State of Reform […]
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Oregon Tribal Members Get Help Finding Health Care

The state’s health authority has delivered on a request from Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes. Many tribal members say they need help finding health care. Under federal law, many American Indians and Alaska Natives receive Medicaid without having to choose a network provider. Source: Oregon Tribal Members Get Help Finding Health Care . News | OPB

Council mulls pluses, minuses of water treatment options

Public hearing planned this coming Tuesday on UV vs. filtration plant, which costs more but does more. The Portland City Council is between a rock and a hard place when it comes to treating a potentially deadly parasite in the Bull Run Watershed. They can either spend $105 million to prevent a problem that has […]
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State hiding communication plan in FamilyCare battle

Oregon Health Authority heavily redacts documents about its fight with the health care provider released in response to a public records request Source: Pamplin Media Group – State hiding communication plan in FamilyCare battle

Health services group sues OHA

NEWCO Oregon files lawsuit against Oregon Health Authority due to continued delay of certificate of need process Source: Pamplin Media Group – Health services group sues OHA