Patient advocates and pharmaceutical companies are backing legislation that would give physicians an easier time prescribing medication and bypassing “step-therapy” protocols, which health insurers use to limit the dispensation and purchase of high-cost drugs.
The Lund Report
Psychologists find themselves at odds with insurance companies over reimbursement, and, for the first time, the Oregon Psychological Association is taking a pro-active stance.
“It’s getting more and more difficult to get reimbursed when people have serious mental health issues,” Shana Koslofsky, PhD, president of the Oregon Psychological Association, told The Lund Report.
The exact same scenario is playing out at Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories that happened to employees at PeaceHealth Labs one week ago.
PAML is alledgedly preparing to meet with employees tomorrow afternoon from 1-3 p.m.in the large classroom to announce that it's being purchased by Laboratory Corp. of America, an S&P company headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina.
Legislation introduced in the California Senate last week would set the state on a path toward the possible creation of a single-payer health care system ― a proposal that has failed to gain traction here in the past.
Dale Marsh has not been enamored with his health insurance since the Affordable Care Act took effect. Premiums for Marsh, 53, and his wife, Tammy, rose, their deductibles grew, and they gave up access to their regular doctors to keep costs down.
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Oregon is in the midst of a syphilis epidemic according to the Oregon Health Authority. Cases of the disease have increased 2,000 percent over the last decade.
Back in 2007, syphilis had all but been eradicated in Oregon. There were just 26 cases.
Last year, there were close to 570.
Sean Shaffer with the OHA's Public Health Division said he’s very concerned.
“It is a big problem and in order for us to interrupt it, we really need the help of the healthcare providers to start asking their patients about some pretty direct questions"
Gov. Kate Brown renewed her commitment on Monday to legislation that would expand the Oregon Health Plan to cover all income-eligible children living in Oregon, regardless of their immigration status.
End-of-life counseling sessions, once decried by some conservative Republicans as “death panels,” gained steam among Medicare patients in 2016, the first year doctors could charge the federal program for the service.