Tag Archives: Oregon Health Plan

Editorial: Health Authority transparency changes not enough

The Oregon Health Plan spends some $5 billion of taxpayers’ money each year, though figuring out where and how that money was used can be difficult. Senate Bill 1041, approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Kate Brown in late June, is a step toward making spending more transparent, though it doesn’t go nearly […]
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Oregon’s immigrants see trouble in new Trump green card rules

State sues to block changes; officials worry some people may avoid public benefits even if they need them. The federal government’s move to restrict most legal immigration to those who can afford health care, housing and food on their own is causing Oregon immigrants to worry. Even those who will not be impacted by the […]
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New mental health center in Medford

For people coping with depression or hallucinations, just making it to a mental health appointment can be a challenge. Adding another trip to fill a prescription for an antidepressant or antipsychotic can feel overwhelming. Source: New mental health center in Medford

What to know about PacificSource, the next Medicaid coordinator for Marion, Polk counties

Oregon Health Plan patients in Marion and Polk counties may need to find new doctors after a new insurance provider secured a state contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The contract affects Marion and Polk counties’ roughly 100,000 members of the Oregon Health Plan, also known as the state’s Medicaid program. Source: What to know […]
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Ashland Family Fun Fest offers free back to school help and supplies

Organizers of the annual Ashland Family Fun Fest say this year’s event will be the biggest one yet. According to Tina Stevens, lead resource navigator at Ashland Community Resource Center, 550 free backpacks have been filled with all the school supplies students need for the year — ready to be handed out to anyone who […]
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Oregon Health Authority coordinated care organization appealed

Sometimes the bureaucratic mentality of our state government baffles me – and the way Oregon Health Authority selected our new local coordinated care organization (CCO) is a perfect example. I am gravely concerned about the potential for negative repercussions upon our most vulnerable neighbors. Source: Oregon Health Authority coordinated care organization appealed

Oregon Health Plan Dumps Josephine County Care Provider, Questions Financial Stability

A local health plan provider in Josephine County was denied a contract with the Oregon Health Authority because of concerns it doesn’t have enough funding. Source: Oregon Health Plan Dumps Josephine County Care Provider, Questions Financial Stability | Jefferson Public Radio

State chooses Trillium and PacificSource to serve county’s Oregon Health Plan members – News

County commissioners are worried that two coordinated care organizations, instead of one, will be a backwards move, ‘fracturing the system rather than fostering’ collaboration Source: State chooses Trillium and PacificSource to serve county’s Oregon Health Plan members – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

Trillium, PacificSource win in $6 billion CCO beauty contest

The Oregon Health Authority gave tentative approval to 11 companies and non-profits seeking to become one of the state’s coordinated care organizations, which administer the state Medicaid program. At about $6 billion, it is the largest single procurement in state history. Insurers Trillium Community Health and PacificSource did well, expanding their territories significantly. Others weren’t […]
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State choses Trillium and PacificSource to serve county’s Oregon Health Plan members

County commissioners are worried that two coordinated care organizations, instead of one, will be a backwards move, “fracturing the system rather than fostering” collaboration. Source: State choses Trillium and PacificSource to serve county’s Oregon Health Plan members