Tag Archives: Oregon Health Plan

 Coronavirus provides lessons in social justice

Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba is a candidate for Oregon’s Fifth Congressional District Source: Pamplin Media Group – Coronavirus provides lessons in social justice

Coronavirus Means More People Working From Home. These Gig Workers Can’t.

Instacart shopper Carl Momberger belted out his preferred hand washing song (upon request) as he delivered groceries in southwest Portland. It’s the first verse of Ween’s “The Mollusk” from 1997. “That’s 20 seconds, and it washes your hands,” he said. Source: Coronavirus Means More People Working From Home. These Gig Workers Can’t. . News | […]
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COVID-19 tests covered for insured Oregonians, the uninsured have more hoops

From the homeless to business owners, the gamble of not having health insurance becomes even more risky. While insured and uninsured Oregonians alike will not be charged co-payments or co-insurance of deductibles related to COVID-19 testing, the test requires an order from a health provider, a barrier for many. Source: COVID-19 tests covered for insured […]
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Cascade Health Alliance, Michael Sheets partner to increase OHP access

Cascade Health Alliance (CHA) Chief Operating Officer Annette Fowler, and the Bonanza and Merrill Clinics’ Michael Sheets, a family nurse practitioner, shook hands on Friday, Feb. 12, in agreement to increase access for Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members living in rural outlying areas of Klamath County. This includes members living in Merrill, Malin, Bonanza, Sprague […]
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Medicaid change threatens coverage

Medicaid — the federal health care program for low-income Americans known in Oregon as the Oregon Health Plan — faces a threat from a rule change proposed by the Trump administration that would eliminate complex financing arrangements that states use to pay their share of Medicaid costs. Administration officials insist they only want more “transparency, […]
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Medicaid rule change threatens coverage | Opinion

Medicaid — the federal health care program for low-income Americans known in Oregon as the Oregon Health Plan — faces a threat from a rule change proposed by the Trump administration that would eliminate complex financing arrangements that states use to pay their share of Medicaid costs. Source: Medicaid rule change threatens coverage

Medicaid Insurer Offers Opioid Addiction Treatment On Oregon Coast

A first-of-its-kind clinic just opened on the north Oregon Coast to provide opioid addiction treatment in an area that’s been hard hit by opioid-related deaths. The Seaside Recovery Center is a joint project, financed through Columbia Pacific CCO, the nonprofit coordinated care organization for Medicaid patients in Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook counties, and run by […]
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Personal Data Of 650,000 Oregonians Exposed After Medical Vendor’s Computer Stolen

A stolen computer has exposed the personal information — including names, social security numbers and addresses — of more than 650,000 Oregonians. Source: Personal Data Of 650,000 Oregonians Exposed After Medical Vendor’s Computer Stolen . News | OPB

Is Oregon Holding To A 3.4% Cap In Rising Medicaid Spending? Maybe Not.

In the years following the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid, state officials looked for innovative ways to cap rising health care costs as the expansion swelled the pool of low-income Oregon Health Plan patients needing care. Thus emerged a magic number: 3.4%. Request full text (State Agency Patrons) Source: Is Oregon Holding To A […]
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Trillium Cuts Jobs Amid Loss Of Medicaid Members

A new five-year round in Oregon’s Medicaid system has just begun and already it’s taken a toll on Trillium Community Health Plan, a for-profit insurer facing competition for the first time on its home turf. Source: Breaking News: Trillium Cuts Jobs Amid Loss Of  Medicaid Members  | The Lund Report