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Geographic regions may be responsible for some of these variations, according to Chris Skagen, JD MELP, executive director of the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

The cost of common outpatient surgeries performed at ambulatory surgery centers in Oregon vary dramatically – in some cases a range of three to six times higher than the lowest cost for the procedure.

Aug 23 2016
The Oregon Nurses Association is supporting 11 new candidates for the Oregon House. Ten would be freshman Democrats if they win, while the eleventh, former Rep. Jim Thompson, is an old face who hopes to break the two-party lock on power as an Independent.

Despite being a relatively small state without any large media markets, Oregon legislative races were the fourth-costliest in the nation in 2014, behind just California, Texas and Illinois at $127,000 per member

Aug 23 2016
The Oregon Health Authority has so far dodged questions about how the state plans to cover its $328 million share of the Medicaid expansion, as the cost of providing healthcare for the poor comes due next year. The state agency promises a budget in September based on current revenues, while Democratic politicians pray for a big windfall come election day from Measure 97, the corporate tax initiative.

The Obamacare Medicaid expansion has given access to healthcare to hundreds of thousands of Oregonians, and helped the healthcare industry make millions in new profits, while greatly expanding the number of people employed in the healthcare sector.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has fined Regence BlueShield and Asuris Northwest Health $750,000 for violations of insurance regulations that created issues with consumers’ access to services between January 2010 and June 2011.

A panel discussion at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) sponsored by Oregon Health Forum considered the cultural swings for treating pain in the past 20 years to the current opioid epidemic and the fear of prescribing opioids.

More Oregonians die of drug overdoses than in car crashes, even though the number of adults living with chronic pain has held steady for the past 20 years.

We’re bringing together a panel of experts who’ll debate the pros and cons of this controversial tax measure that could provide extra funding for healthcare, senior services and education.

How will the corporate tax measure facing voters in November impact healthcare, senior services and education?

Check out all our new jobs from The Oregon Latino Health Coalition, Coos County, OHSU, FamilyCare Health, CareOregon, CODA Inc.,The Oregon Clinic, Options for Southern Oregon, ColumbiaCare Services, and Central City Concern.

Addictions Recovery Center is a private, non-profit health agency providing care in Medford, Oregon for more than 40 years.

Since purchasing Trillium Community Health Plan, a coordinated care organization in Eugene, there’s been speculation Centene is trying to spread its wings throughout Oregon.

Ever since Centene Corp.

Dr. Lee Gross is worried. He has practiced family medicine in North Port, Florida, near Sarasota, for 14 years. But he and two partners are the last small, independent practice in the town of 62,000.

Seamless integration and easy navigation help clinicians deliver better care and outcomes while lowering costs

Nonprofit health IT, research, and data innovation organization OCHIN today announced the launch of Acuere, a real-time data aggregation system that allows health care organizations to enhance care delivery and improve business operations.

In emails obtained by The Lund Report, the two leaders mention talking to their collective board membership, but spokespeople from OHSU and Moda insist nothing is imminent.

Could OHSU and Moda be moving toward an equity arrangement? In emails obtained by The Lund Report under the Freedom of Information Act, Dr. Joe Robertson, president of OHSU, and Robert Gootee, CEO of Moda Health, could be headed in that direction.

Health officials schedule listening sessions to discuss the future of Oregon’s CCOs

The Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB), a nine-member group appointed by the Governor to oversee health policy at the Oregon Health Authority, will hold a series of community meetings across the state in September and October to gather public input about Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CC

As prescription drug costs continue to rise, ensuring that consumers have access to the drugs they need is a growing concern. Insurers blame the drug companies for high prices while drug companies blame insurers for restrictive plans. Consumers are stuck in the middle picking up a higher tab.