The Lund Report

World Parkinson Congress draws thousands of researchers, patients, to discuss research, treatment and best practices in Parkinson’s caregiving

Opinion -- Nearly 2,000 Parkinson’s patients came to Portland this week for the World Parkinson Congress, an international event drawing 4,200 researchers, physicians and patients from 67 countries to discuss new research discoveries, treatments and therapies

Sep 23 2016
Check out all our new jobs from Legacy Health, HealthInsight Oregon, Full Cirle Healing,The Oregon Latino Health Coalition, The Oregon Medical Association, Samaritan Health Services, Columbia Community Mental Health, Columbia River Community Health Services.

Familycare Health is a Medicare and Medicaid managed care organization, coordinating medical, behavioral health, and dental care for more than 130,000 Oregonians.

Sep 23 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services told state Medicaid Director Lori Coyner that it would work to sort out the major policy decisions for governing the Oregon Health Plan by the end of the year, finishing the work before Obama leaves office.

A high-level bureaucrat at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has given the state’s Medicaid waiver a warm reception, increasing the odds that the federal government will increase its investment in Oregon’s Medicaid transformation and allow the state to continue the coordinated care n

Sep 23 2016
The Higher Education Coordinating Commission is looking for a way for about 275 nursing students to complete their educations after the sudden closure of ITT’s Breckinridge School of Nursing in Portland earlier this month, and Sen. Betsy Johnson has asked the Legislature for assistance.

Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission is working to rescue almost 300 nursing students caught in limbo when ITT Technical Institutes shut its doors earlier this month, with Portland Community College possibly stepping in to take over the curriculum, allowing the students to to finish

Sep 23 2016
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Documents reveal inner finances of Oregon’s 16 coordinated care organizations in the first three months of 2016, with FamilyCare reporting the biggest net loss, but also member growth and strong cash reserves

Most of Oregon’s coordinated care organizations are profitable, with only four of 16 posting net losses in the first three months of 2016, according to a Lund Report review of financial records. And those that are reporting losses have enough cash in the bank to get through.

Sep 21 2016
Check out all our new jobs from Full Cirle Healing, FamilyCare Health, The Oregon Latino Health Coalition, The Oregon Medical Association, Samaritan Health Services, Columbia Community Mental Health, Columbia River Community Health Services, Oregon Integrated Health, and Greater Oregon Behavioral Health.

HealthInsight Oregon is a nonprofit organization committed to improving healthcare. They are organized through locally governed organizations in four western states: Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah.

Sep 21 2016
A report from Washington state consultant Public Knowledge argues the Oregon Department of Human Services needs increased staffing and foster care programs must be better funded. The report also calls for all children in or entering the system to be given a needs assessment and an overhaul of the protocols and system for reporting child abuse.

An independent consultant says that the Oregon Department of Human Services needs to raise rates for all types of foster care providers and develop an assessment tool to determine children’s needs when they enter the system.

Sep 21 2016
The Public Employees Benefit Board met Tuesday to hear ideas from consultants to improve the management of its prescription drug benefit and crunch data on emergency department utilization and dental benefits.

Faced with rising prescription drug costs, consultants for the Oregon Public Employees Benefit Board gave its directors a list of recommendations at this month’s meetings that could better align PEBB’s benefits with the private sector.

Sep 21 2016
Check out all our new jobs from The Oregon Latino Health Coalition, The Oregon Medical Association, Samaritan Health Services, Columbia Community Mental Health, Columbia River Community Health Services, Oregon Integrated Health, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, and Addictions Recovery Center, Inc.

Full Circle Healing in Klamath Falls has joined with the Klamath Alternative Healing Collective to make an all-inclusive wellness center including medical, mental health, substance abuse treatment, massage, meditation and yoga services.

Sep 15 2016
The 2017-2019 budget proposal shows a 56 percent increase in general fund spending from the current budget from $2.1 billion to $3.3 billion.

Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton has released her agency’s budget request for 2017 to 2019, asking that the state pony up a billion dollars more than the current budget, raising the state’s stake in the healthcare agency from $2.14 billion to $3.33 billion.

Sep 15 2016

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