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The state had originally said it would not seek repayments from 2014 and 2015 for elderly adults who were misclassified as younger adults. But as political pressure mounted, OHA is now ordering its Medicaid contractors to square up their books.

The Oregon Health Authority is calling back $41 million in overpayments it made to the state’s Medicaid contractors in 2014 and 2015 due to classification errors.

Apr 26 2018
As medical inflation spikes back up to 6 to 7 percent a year after a lull linked to the recession, PEBB is having trouble keeping inflation at 3.4 percent, forcing benefit cuts, and calling into question the state’s ability to keep costs down purely through better coordination of care.

Oregon’s Public Employees Benefit Board debated a number of changes to its health package on Tuesday, attempting to keep costs under control without cutting benefits as the age of high medical inflation has returned.

Apr 18 2018
Doctors Jay Hess, Laura Roberts and Danny Jacobs will each visit the university at public forums between now and the end of April.

Oregon Health & Science University has named the three finalists to replace President Joe Robertson, who last fall announced he would retire at the end of this academic year.

The last of three finalists for the OHSU president’s job delivered his remarks Thursday. Now OHSU community members have been given through mid-day Friday to weigh in on all three.

The last of three candidates for OHSU president was also the briefest in his remarks, keeping his Thursday afternoon presentation on academic medical centers to less than 15 minutes.

Roberts is the second of three OHSU presidential finalists to deliver remarks on the same topic. After gathering community input, the university’s board will choose the next president.

Dr. Laura Roberts focused on the ways human interactions and personal stories can illustrate big-picture ideas Tuesday, during remarks she delivered as one of three candidates to replace retiring OHSU President Joe Robertson.

All three finalists for the OHSU president’s job have been asked to deliver remarks on the same topic. Dr. Hess presented Wednesday, and the other finalists will be in Portland to present next week.

OHSU staff and faculty got their first up-close view Wednesday of Dr. Jay Hess, one of three finalists vying to replace retiring President Joe Robertson.

The Oregon Health Care Association is picking sides in the May 15 Democratic primaries, giving money to veteran Sen. Rod Monroe and supporting Lane County Medical Society director Marty Wilde for an open seat in Eugene. The GOP is trying to fend off a candidate who has disparaged Jews and Muslims in its Eugene nomination.

The Oregon Health Care Association has waded into the 2018 primary season, supporting Marty Wilde, one of two Democrats battling to replace outgoing Rep.

The health benefit plan for teachers gave more than $10 million in incentives to members over the past four school years but was hampered in its attempts to verify whether the Healthy Futures program made members healthier or saved money.

The Oregon Educators Benefit Board spent $10.5 million on a wellness program its advisors now say didn’t show results in improving the health of its members, and OEBB had no way of knowing if it saved money on medical costs.

Led by a Portland-based researcher, a new study digs into the cost of care across different cancers and populations.

The rising cost of cancer care, with new drugs priced at $100,000 or more a year, worries policymakers and analysts concerned about the high healthcare bill in the United States.

His was hired after a nationwide search, and announced his departure after only 13 months on the job.

Barely a year after taking a job as CEO of Oregon Health & Science University’s healthcare operations, Mitch Wasden has resigned.

Naloxone, which is a drug that can keep drug users alive by reversing opioid overdoses, is viewed by many as the cornerstone of the harm-reduction.

When Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued an advisory calling for more people to carry naloxone — not just people at overdose risk, but also friends and family — experts and advocates were al

Come check out our other great jobs from Oregon Rural Action, Outside In, Planned Parenthood, and more.

Community Access Service has residential care giving support opportunities (Direct Support Professionals ) in homes where five individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabiliti

Andrew Stolfi, who was hired in December, plans to reassess the state’s geographic insurance rating system, with an eye to increasing access in rural Oregon. He previously worked at an international insurance body in Switzerland and before that led the Illinois Department of Insurance.

Andrew Stolfi, Oregon’s newest insurance commissioner, started far afield from insurance, finance and health plans.

The former director of the Department of Consumer & Business Services balked at the idea that there was any secret plan to crush defunct CCO FamilyCare. He also said neither he nor Gov. Brown have any interest in enacting Medicaid work requirements desired by conservative states.

Oregon Health Authority Director Pat Allen came on the job seven months ago amid a furor over the treatment of one of the state’s largest Medicaid plans, the last in a string of problems that doomed his successor.

This panel discussion, sponsored by Oregon Health Forum, will be held April 27.

What’s being done to tackle how our social and emotional environment impact health outcomes?

Public health professionals gathered in Portland April 2-6 to discuss closing the health equity gap in state’s underserved and unrepresented communities

Best practices, next steps, challenges and successes were discussed during Oregon Public Health Week from April 2-6 in Portland.

Join Oregon Health Forum on May 23 for a deep look into global lessons that our state can apply to healthcare.

Oregon’s healthcare costs, like those in other states, are the highest in the world. Oregon’s employers, like those in other states, struggle to keep their workforces healthy and their business costs down. No state has solved this challenge.

Single payer healthcare will not save the world. It won’t even save Oregon. But it will save Oregon’s rapidly imploding healthcare system.

BEND, Ore. – Many millennials lack knowledge about the importance of sunscreen and continue to tan outdoors in part because of low self-esteem and high rates of narcissism that fuel addictive tanning behavior, a new study from Oregon State University-Cascades has found.