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Oregon hospitals spent $1.8 billion on non-physician payroll, $237.2 million on physician payroll, in the first six months of 2016

Over the past decade, Oregon’s hospitals have weathered drastic shifts in how they’re paid, how much they spend, and where they’ve put their money, according to a detailed database released by the state’s Office of Health Analytics in response to a Lund Report records request.

Jan 18 2017
HealthShare shows lowest cash-on-hand of Oregon’s 16 coordinated care organizations, FamilyShare reports highest cash-on-hand, in unaudited reports to state

In what could be a sign of Oregon’s improving economy, the number of people obtaining healthcare through Medicaid-funded coordinated care organizations dropped precipitously in the first nine months of 2016, according to financial reports analyzed by The Lund Report.

Jan 13 2017
The Oregon Center for Public Policy issued a report today calling upon the Legislature to consider taxes on healthcare practitioners and ambulatory surgical centers.

The healthcare industry is being called upon to absorb the looming budget hole faced by Oregon lawmakers when they gather in Salem next month.

Oregon hospitals spent $1.8 billion on non-physician payroll, $237.2 million on physician payroll, in the first six months of 2016

Over the past decade, Oregon’s hospitals have steadily increased their spending on physicians and other workers with little influence by the Affordable Care Act.

Fifteen of the state’s 16 coordinated care organizations covered fewer people in the third quarter than compared to the first quarter.

The number of people receiving healthcare through Medicaid-funded coordinated care organizations dropped precipitously in the first nine months of 2016, according to financial reports analyzed by The Lund Report.

The Senator intends to hold Price accountable for the nonexistent Republican plan to replace the ACA.

After a hearing was scheduled to consider the nomination of Congressman Tom Price as the next Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, Senator Ron Wyden issued the following statement:

With approval of the new federal waiver, we're bringing together a panel to talk about what lies ahead.

Now that Oregon has had its federal waiver renewed for another five years, what’s ahead for the state’s 16 coordinated care organizations? Will for-profit organizations be excluded from the next contracts? Will there be more transparency in how CCOs are spending their money?

Oregon Health Forum is bringing together legislators from both sides of the aisle and Governor Brown’s health policy advisor.

We anticipate a full house for our January 25 breakfast forum and may have to close registration soon so if you haven’t registered it’s best not to delay.

Check out our latest postings from Washington County, Infinity Rehab, Parkinson's Resources of Oregon, Our House of Portland, Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine and SphereMD.

The White River Health District covers an expansive (750 square miles) portion of Wasco County, yet has a patient population of just 2000. The Deschutes Rim Health Clinic sits on a high plateau with a view of the Deschutes River.

Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group posted $13.3 billion in full-year 2016 earnings from operations, a 20.5 percent increase from the same period last year.

Almost 30 percent of Americans will experience chronic pain in their lifetime. And the opioids used to reduce that pain have proved highly addictive for many.

Now, a study out of Oregon Health And Science University suggests a new way of treating chronic pain with marijuana.

The president of Oregon Health And Science University isn’t waiting to see what Republicans do with the Affordable Care Act. In anticipation of deep cuts, he’s stopping the hiring of most new staff.

Before Luke Whitbeck began taking a $300,000-a-year drug, the 2-year-old’s health was inexplicably failing.

A pale boy with enormous eyes, Luke frequently ran high fevers, tired easily and was skinny all over, except his belly stuck out like a bowling ball.

On NPR’s Morning Edition, Kaiser Health News correspondent Julie Appleby discusses some lesser known parts of the health law that could be repealed by the GOP Congress and Donal

Less than two weeks remain before final enrollment deadline for 2017 coverage

More than 8.8 million Americans were signed up for 2017 coverage through HealthCare.gov as of January 14, 2017, including 150,426 in Oregon.