Tag Archives: OHA

Brown Orders State Health Officials To Keep Children’s Health Program Open

Meanwhile, Medicare may owe Oregon money for healthcare that CCOs covered for low-income elderly adults who were misclassified by the state, possibly narrowing the reported $74 million overpayment that Oregon received. Oregon’s children won’t lose their health insurance because of Congressional incompetence — at least this year, anyway. Source: The Lund Report

OHA: Antibiotics still being mis-prescribed for viruses

Unnecessary use of antibiotics on viruses, which can lead to dangerous antibiotic resistance, is on the decline, state officials said Wednesday — but more work needs to be done to discourage inappropriate prescribing of these drugs for non-bacterial illnesses. Overall, antibiotic prescriptions for oral medications used in outpatient settings have been steadily dropping in Oregon […]
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Corvallis hearing Monday on new clean air rules

The Oregon Health Authority and Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing in Corvallis next week on plans for a major rewrite of the state’s air pollution regulations. The hearing, scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Walnut Community Room, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Drive, will provide information and opportunities for […]
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DEQ Accepting Public Comment On Proposed Regulations For Industrial Businesses

DEQ Accepting Public Comment On Proposed Regulations For Industrial Businesses The Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Health Authority are considering new regulations for industrial businesses that emit air toxins. Wednesday, they held a public forum about the proposed changes. Source: DEQ Accepting Public Comment On Proposed Regulations For Industrial Businesses

Woman fights for son’s treatment after losing brother, uncle to rare disease

A state health panel has decided Medicaid will not fund the drug Exondy’s-51, a medication to help those suffering from the rare disease. It may not affect many Oregonians, but it means the world to a Eugene mother and her young son. Source: Woman fights for son’s treatment after losing brother, uncle to rare disease

Editorial: Taxpayers need real answers in Medicaid mess

Last week’s news of continued financial woes at the Oregon Health Authority could end up casting a long shadow over January’s election on whether to uphold new state taxes on health insurance and medical services. In case you missed it, the Health Authority last week reported that Oregon incorrectly paid state health care organizations roughly […]
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OHA Director: More Medicaid problems may come to light

New internal reports of processing problems in the Oregon Health Plan have arisen since the public learned the state overpaid Medicaid providers. More problems with the state’s troubled Medicaid system may soon come to light. OHA Director Pat Allen says new internal reports of processing problems in the Oregon Health Plan have arisen in the […]
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Medicaid repayment could have impact on Umpqua Health Alliance

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced this week that she has decided to seek repayment of $64 million that was misspent by the Oregon Health Authority on patients that were not eligible to receive Oregon Health Plan benefits. The decision will have an impact on the Umpqua Health Alliance, Douglas County’s only Coordinated Care Organization that […]
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State pulls license from Gladstone teen mental health facility at center of FOX 12 investigation

The Oregon Health Authority has suspended the license to treat patients for drug and alcohol abuse of a Gladstone mental health treatment facility for teens and adolescents. The Oregon Health Authority has suspended the license to treat patients for drug and alcohol abuse of a Gladstone mental health treatment facility for teens and adolescents. A FOX […]
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The​ Oregon​ Health​ Authority​ created 18​ measures​ to​ assess​ the​ health​ of​ its​ Medicaid​ population.

The Oregon Health Authority has created a set of 18 measures to assess the overall health of its Medicaid population. The state’s coordinated care organizations, which are similar to accountable care organizations, track a variety of data for beneficiaries, including on depression screening, cigarette smoking and whether or not children in foster care receive health […]
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