It’s been a long time coming, but legislation looks promising that will require Oregon hospitals and clinics to use only certified “scrub techs” or surgical technologists.
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People with disabilities are often caught in a Kafkaesque situation when it comes to receiving disability benefits from the federal government: they need the safety-net money because their disability makes them poor.
Jim Walton is returning to Regence BlueCross BlueShield in early June, after leaving the health plan to become the chief operating officer and vice president at KPD Insurance, a brokerage firm in Eugene, a position he held since January.
Prevention and wellness are often overwhelmed by more urgent and expensive healthcare problems. But, Oregon’s Health CO-OP, a consumer-driven plan, decided to reward its members to stay healthy.
ATRIO Health Plans, based in Salem, landed the first spot on the calendar for its rate review hearing before the Oregon Insurance Division.
On June 23, the Division will also consider rate requests from Health Republic, PacificSource and LIfeWise.
At Health Share of Oregon, we believe everyone, regardless of income or background, deserves access to the best healthcare possible. Our mission is to improve the overall health and wellness of Oregon Health Plan members living in the Tri-County Metro area.
Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, who was fired as CEO of Architrave Health in February, is now the interim CEO of the Umpqua Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center that provides medical, dental and behavioral health services to more than 10,000 low-income and uninsured residents in Roseburg, Myrtle Creek, Sutherland and Glide. He expects to remain in this position for several months, but has no plans to become the permanent CEO.
Trapped in a culture of blame, shame and punishment, too many people are thrown in jail, suspended from school and re-traumatized in caregiving situations when what they need is understanding what’s happened to them, nurturing safety and a chance to heal themselves.
The health insurance industry lobbied aggressively Monday to convince Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, and the Senate Health Committee to dramatically pare back a House bill that increased the supply of birth control a woman could get from a single prescription to 12 months.
Oregon’s health insurance companies seem to be putting membership growth ahead of profitability.