Tag Archives: Oregon Health Plan

Navigating the arduous insurance enrollment maze

Deadlines loom for local retirees and low-income residents signing up for Medicare and Oregon Health Plan coverage, respectively, for 2020. Source: Navigating the arduous insurance enrollment maze – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

OHA reassigns Oregon Health Plan members in 5 counties to new coordinated care organizations for 2020 to preserve access to care

Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members in 5 counties will be reassigned to different coordinated care organizations (CCOs), when new contracts for Medicaid health plans begin on January 1, 2020. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is moving members because the CCOs to which some OHP members were originally assigned (or members had chosen during the current […]
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Oregon Health Authority stops Trillium from proceeding in Portland area

The Medicaid contractor wants more time to sign up hospitals while its lawsuit plays out. Trillium Community Health Plan still hasn’t managed to sign any contracts with Portland-area hospital systems, so the Oregon Health Authority is putting the brakes on the Medicaid contractor’s ability to go forward. OHA Chief Financial Officer David Baden informed Trillium […]
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CCO that claimed Portland hospitals conspired against it is barred from metro-area market

Sweet victory has quickly soured for Trillium Community Health Plan as the state continues to reorganize its Medicaid health plans. State regulators late last week notified Eugene-based Trillium that they had rescinded their decision to allow the company to expand from its Lane County base into the Portland area. Source: CCO that claimed Portland hospitals […]
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Breaking News: State Blocks Trillium’s Medicaid Bid In Portland Area

The Oregon Health Authority has abruptly halted the controversial drive by Trillium Community Health Plan into the Portland-area Medicaid market for 2020. The state told Trillium in a Nov. 8 letter it cannot start managing Medicaid members in the Portland until at least next April 1, and then only if it proves it has contracted […]
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Portland-area hospitals have Trillium in a bind

For-profit health care giant’s subsidiary may lose out on state contract to serve low-income people in Portland area. Local hospital and health systems have won an early bureaucratic skirmish in their fight against a for-profit health giant attempting to provide health-care to low-income residents of greater Portland. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Portland-area hospitals have […]
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Regulators reassign Oregon Health Plan members in Lane County

Starting Jan. 1, Lane County residents who are on the Oregon Health Plan and had received their primary care from a Trillium-affiliated doctor will shift over to PacificSource, state regulators said Monday. The announcement is the latest fallout from the recent severing of ties between Trillium and PeaceHealth, the county’s largest health care provider. Source: […]
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It’s health coverage enrollment season for Oregonians

New online tool could help get Oregonians who are not on an employer-provided plan, Medicare or the Oregon Health Plan. It’s open enrollment time for Oregonians who buy their own health insurance coverage. Will a new online tool for consumers help more people enroll? Source: Pamplin Media Group – It’s health coverage enrollment season for […]
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St. Helens School District receives grant to assess student health services

St. Helens School District (SHSD) has received a grant to conduct a needs assessment on student health services, in the hopes of establishing a School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at St. Helens High School (SHHS). Source: St. Helens School District receives grant to assess student health services

Laid-off Hewlett-Packard employee who shut down Oregon’s Medicaid computers gets home detention

“I can clearly see I didn’t think things through,’’ Hossein Heydari told the court. “I am deeply remorseful and regretful.’’ Source: Laid-off Hewlett-Packard employee who shut down Oregon’s Medicaid computers gets home detention