Commercial insurance companies are making high margins on the business side, while healthcare costs are way out of control, according to Jack Friedman, the former CEO of Providence Health Plan.
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The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation Monday night requiring hospitals across the nation to tell Medicare patients when they receive observation care but have not been admitted to the hospital.
The Affordable Care Act appears to be bolstering the bottom line at the four hospitals in Central-Oregon based St. Charles Health System’s network.
How did Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations perform on outcomes and quality in 2014?
The results are in and, while largely positive, the answers are mixed.
When T.R. Reid was bureau chief in Japan for The Washington Post, he wondered why healthcare prices were a tenth of what he paid in the U.S. “Japan has the oldest population and the healthiest. Those two shouldn’t go together.”
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Time for a new chapter – that’s how Sean Kolmer described his decision to resign as Governor Kate Brown’s health policy advisor. He held a similar position under former Governor John Kitzhaber.
Oregon’s behavioral health workforce is “critical” to healthcare transformation but the numbers of those licensed last year was inadequate to meet the need for integrating physical and mental health, Oregon’s Healthcare Workforce Committee was told.