Tag Archives: OHA

Buehler files bills to reform Oregon Health Authority, CCOs

Rep. Knute Buehler, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, introduced two bills that he says will correct mismanagement at the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program, and take the coordinated care organizations to the next level. House Bill 4125 would require the Oregon Health Authority to recover an estimated $70 million improperly […]
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Wildfire Solutions | Parental Rights | Causes Of Death – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Project Wildfire in Oregon’s Deschutes County shows how individual homeowners can work together to reduce wildfire risk. Gregory Scruggs wrote a New York Times article about the program. The Oregonian’s Samantha Swindler was one of the only journalists covering the case of Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler, a couple in Central Oregon with low IQs that just […]
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Oregon Health Authority Reports Budget Shortfall, with Some Funds Lost Due to Measure 101

OHA lost $15 million in expected hospital revenue because of the referendum. The state cannot collect those funds even if the tax package passes on Jan .23. The Oregon Health Authority reported a $30.5 million general fund shortfall as it sought to balance its books for 2017. Chief Financial Officer Laura Robison said that OHA […]
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Flu season ravages Oregon, filling emergency rooms and hospitals

With some emergency rooms at capacity and the number of influenza-related hospitalizations climbing each week, flu season is out in full force in Oregon. Two children have died from the flu so far this season, according to the Oregon Health Authority. And Central Oregon hospitals have been filled to capacity, leaving patients stuck in waiting rooms […]
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Here are the top 11 causes of death in Oregon

On a long enough timescale, the survival rate of humans is zero. But even though everyone dies, there are ways to elongate the time we have on this earth and improve the quality while we’re at it. That’s the takeaway from state health officer Dr. Katrina Hedberg, an epidemiologist with the Oregon Health Authority, who […]
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‘We’re Going to Have Problems’: Oregon Health Authority, Health Share Prepare for End to FamilyCare

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Lund Report. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. At two town-hall meetings this weekend, officials will meet with medical providers to answer questions about the closure of the state’s second-largest coordinated care organization at the end of January. Source: ‘We’re Going to Have Problems’: Oregon Health Authority, […]
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Flu Cases Climb in Oregon

Flu cases are on the rise across Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, complicated by a vaccine that’s less effective on one of the dominant strains this year. And it’s still too early to tell when the season will peak. The number of flu cases in Oregon rose sharply at the end of December, but it’s […]
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Oregon officials tell Congress: Fund kids’ health program

Gov. Kate Brown and three of Oregon’s members of Congress led a rally Friday that called on Republican leaders to re-up funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The program provides health insurance for more than 9 million children nationwide — and one in 10 in Oregon. Congressional leaders let its funding expire in September […]
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What is killing Oregonians? Here are the leading causes of death

Age, genetics and sex are all factors in the top causes of death in Oregon, but state officials say lifestyle choices play a decisive role in a person’s likelihood of dying from these diseases and conditions. Dr. Katrina Hedberg, the state epidemiologist and state health officer, said Oregonians should focus on things in their control, such as […]
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Oregon Doctors Warn: This Year’s Flu Season Is Worse Than Most 

There have been 3,600 confirmed cases in the past three months alone. Now is a good time to start practicing safe sneezing. That’s right, trap those evil germs in a hanky and scrub your hands to the trusty ABCs, because the flu is having a heyday right now. According to numbers from the Oregon Health […]
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