Tag Archives: Oregon Health Plan

Health Official Concerned About Trillium’s Potential Expansion Into Portland Area

Portland’s major Medicaid insurer, Health Share of Oregon, may not be the only player in town for long. Trillium Community Health Plan, the major Medicaid insurer in Eugene with about 85,000 members, plans to expand into Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas, Marion and Polk counties, the Oregon Health Authority announced Wednesday. Source: Health Official Concerned About […]
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Helt and Zika split on Medicaid vote

Helt votes yes, Zika votes no on bipartisan package. The Bend area’s two first-term Republican House members went separate ways on Tuesday’s vote on a bipartisan bill to partially fund Medicaid in Oregon. Source: Helt and Zika split on Medicaid vote; Helt votes yes, Zika votes no on bipartisan package

Medicaid patients wait for rides with loss of contractor

Ride Center scrambling to replace terminated cab company. One of the region’s largest medical ride transportation services has been terminated by the call center coordinating rides, creating havoc for local patients and clinics. Bend-based GreenCab had been providing an estimated 2,500 rides per month to Oregon Health Plan members, which the company’s owner estimated accounted […]
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More firms want to provide health care to low-income Oregonians

Six firms apply to serve 300,000 residents of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties. More companies soon could be competing to provide health care insurance to 1 million low-income Oregonians. Source: More firms want to provide health care to low-income Oregonians

More firms want to provide health care to low-income Oregonians

Six firms apply to serve 300,000 residents of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties Source: More firms want to provide health care to low-income Oregonians

24 companies, including Kaiser, Providence, Moda, want greater share of state Medicaid business

As many as two-dozen companies and non-profits have notified the state they may bid to become one of the state’s coordinated care organizations. Source: 24 companies, including Kaiser, Providence, Moda, want greater share of state Medicaid business

Oregon Health Authority says $42M in overpayments recovered

Oregon Health Authority officials said Tuesday they have recovered about $42 million the agency overpaid to organizations that coordinate Medicaid benefits for as many as 1 million Oregon residents. Source: Oregon Health Authority says $42M in overpayments recovered

Salem-area Oregon Health Plan patients get new insurance coordinator

An estimated 100,000 Oregon Health Plan patients in Marion and Polk counties are likely to get a new insurance coordinator next year after a trio of Salem-area health care providers recently formed a nonprofit called Marion Polk Coordinated Care. Source: Salem-area Oregon Health Plan patients get new insurance coordinator

Editorial: Medicaid tax renewal deserves a robust debate

Gov. Kate Brown’s plan to fund Oregon’s Medicaid costs barely rates a mention in the long list of controversial issues ahead for the 2019 legislative session. New education funding, a green-energy proposal and rent control bills dominate discussion of the debates that lie ahead. Source: Editorial: Medicaid tax renewal deserves a robust debate | oregonlive.com

Gov. Kate Brown Asks Legislators to Prioritize Funding Medicaid, Expects Voters To Decide On Cigarette Tax

Gov. Kate Brown asked legislators on Friday to prioritize funding the Oregon Health Plan within the first few weeks of the legislative session. To cover the $950 million Medicaid budget gap, the governor proposed in her 2019-2021 budget to increase taxes on large hospitals and insurance plans, raising cigarette taxes and taxing employers who do […]
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