Tag Archives: Oregon Health Plan

Our view | What should health care in Oregon look like?

The state’s top health official is traveling the state, asking that question at 10 public meetings. The responses will help shape health care for about one-fourth of Oregonians, those who are on the state Medicaid program known as the Oregon Health Plan. Many of those clients work at low-wage jobs that lack health insurance. However, […]
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OHA director will visit to discuss Ore. Health Plan

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen will be in Ontario on Tuesday as part of his statewide road trip to get public input about the future of the Oregon Health Plan, how far it has come and where it is headed. The session with Allen will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Weese […]
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CCOs Report Member Growth, While Total Oregon Health Plan Membership Edges Down

With the exception of FamilyCare, which has stopped offering Medicaid plans, every coordinated care organization in the state has added members this year. The Oregon Health Plan is succeeding in its effort to get ever more Medicaid members enrolled in coordinated care plans, with every CCO in the state reporting membership growth over the first […]
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Initiative to ban taxpayer-funded abortions in Oregon closer to reaching ballot than ever

An initiative to ban state-funded abortions in Oregon could become the first ballot measure put before the state’s voters without the aid of paid signature-gatherers since 2000. Source: Initiative to ban taxpayer-funded abortions in Oregon closer to reaching ballot than ever

OHA Announces Community Meetings Across State to Shape The Future of the Oregon Health Plan | The Lund Report

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen is hitting the road this summer to engage Oregonians in a conversation about the future of the Oregon Health Plan. Allen is scheduled to travel to 10 communities (Astoria, Bend, Coos Bay, Corvallis, Hermiston, Hood River, Klamath Falls, Ontario, Portland and Springfield) to discuss how far Oregon’s health transformation […]
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State health board to chart new reforms

Officials racing to set clear goals for program, companies serving one in four low-income Oregonians. The next big step for reforms that were adopted in 2011 and 2012 to save the state money and improve care for one in four Oregonians is coming, but decision-makers have only a vague idea of the next phase — […]
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Seasonal Workers Face Higher Barrier to Qualify for Medicaid

Project Access Now has found that poor people with unsteady incomes are held to a different standard than those who make a consistent amount each month. The net result is that some low-wage seasonal employees are shut out of the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program for the poor. Request full-text (for State Agency […]
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State starts listening process for Oregon Health Plan

Oregon officials have started the process of upgrading the organizations that provide care to Oregon Health Plan members and moving toward the next phase of the state’s health care transformation. Central Oregon health officials are closely watching the potential changes to ensure the region can continue to build on its success in cutting costs, improving […]
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OHA Calls Back Another $41 Million in Overpayments from CCOs

The state had originally said it would not seek repayments from 2014 and 2015 for elderly adults who were misclassified as younger adults. But as political pressure mounted, OHA is now ordering its Medicaid contractors to square up their books. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: OHA Calls Back Another $41 Million in […]
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Tue 8 AM | Oregon’s Medicaid Approach Helps Minorities

There is a race gap in many things in America, health care among them. Health outcomes are just generally better for people with white skin. Source: Tue 8 AM | Oregon’s Medicaid Approach Helps Minorities