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In this second story in a Lund Report series, we look at in-depth surveys of Columbia Pacific CCO, Jackson Care Connect and Yamhill Community Care

CareOregon's coordinated care organizations may all be run by a single nonprofit, but their members report very different experiences.

Dec 2 2016

In his Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman discusses how Republicans will assume ownership of health care’s policy and political problems as they assume control, and how that may affect their plans for the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Medicare.

Dec 2 2016
An Oregon Health Authority representative said submitted waivers are often concluded in the last hours of a presidential administration, adding hope that Oregon may get its giant Medicaid waiver and continue the work of the coordinated care organizations.

A state insurance panel is working on proposals to create special state-generated innovations to improve upon Obamacare, using an amendment to the Affordable Care Act from Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden.

Dec 2 2016
We’re offering employers a 10 percent discount on jobs they place with The Lund Report through Dec. 31, 2016. Check out our latest postings from Marquis Companies De Paul Treatment Centers, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Oregon Primary Care Association, and Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon

If your healthcare organization is looking for new employees, you might want to take advantage of a special discounted offer available through Dec. 31. Health Hires attracts more than 36,000 people across Oregon, Southwest Washington and beyond.

Dec 2 2016

With their party gaining control of both the White House and Congress, some Republican voters are growing hesitant about outright abolition of the Affordable Care Act and instead favoring a more circumspect approach of scaling it back, according to a poll released Thursday.

Dec 2 2016

Bend, Ore.-based St. Charles Health System administrators announced Monday that the system is closing the Center for Women's Health in Bend, according to The Bulletin.

Hospital administrators attributed the closure to staffing issues.

Dec 2 2016
The newly elected governor’s 2017-2019 budget increases the hospital assessment tax and restores an insurance tax to offset a $1 billion reduction in federal funding to Medicaid. Oregon Project Independence would lose funding, and the General Assistance Program for the homeless would end Gov. Kate Brown boldly called on Oregon to cover all children living in Oregon, regardless of immigration status.

Gov. Kate Brown’s budget for the next biennium calls for closing the Junction City state mental hospital, raising tobacco taxes and offering the Oregon Health Plan to immigrant children who live here without legal permission.

Dec 2 2016
We’re offering employers a 10 percent discount on jobs they place with The Lund Report through Dec. 31, 2016. Check out our latest postings from Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Oregon Primary Care Association, Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon, Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades, and FamilyCare Health

If your healthcare organization is looking for new employees, you might want to take advantage of a special discounted offer available through Dec. 31. Health Hires attracts more than 36,000 people across Oregon, Southwest Washington and beyond.

Nov 30 2016

This article follows “A tale of two systems”, published in a prior edition of The Lund Report. This article explains the first fundamental change necessary for successful management of healthcare delivery. It is also the first principle of the Curandi Model™, a “systems thinking” approach to healthcare reform.

OPINION-- Within healthcare delivery the patient-centered primary care home is improving care and lowering cost. And, in social services, co-location with clinical services similarly improves outcomes and lower cost. Why aren’t these innovative micro-system improvements resulting in premium decreases?

Nov 30 2016
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This is the first story in a new Lund Report series, which will examine the results of in-depth surveys among members of the state’s coordinated care organizations

Patients of Grants Pass-based AllCare Health, one of Oregon’s 16 Medicaid-funded coordinated care organizations, are demographically different: they are more likely to be men, less likely to hold a post-graduate degree, and whiter than CCO members as a whole, across the state.

Nov 30 2016

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