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A portion of the state’s increase in federal Medicaid funding will go to coordinated care organizations that show improvement in key areas

December 18, 2012 -- The Oregon Health Authority wants to give financial bonuses to the new coordinated care organizations if they can show good healthcare access as well as emphasize preventive practices such as mental health screening and good maternal healthcare.

Dec 18 2012
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I run this news organization with a very lean budget and depend on the support of you – our readers – to remain sustainable and do not succumb to corporate interests.

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Dec 18 2012
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Patients get medical problems diagnosed and treated from anywhere with ZoomCare TakeOut visit

 

December 18, 2012 - ZoomCare, an innovative collection of neighborhood clinics, launched an e-care service called ZoomCare TakeOut™ enabling patients to get convenient and affordable treatment from the comfort of their homes, offices or...anywhere for $89.

Dec 18 2012
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When the author tried to find out why the cost of her blood pressure medication had gone up by 150%, she was left fumbling for an answer

OPINION – DECEMBER 18, 2012 -- I take a generic drug, a little yellow pill that’s been produced for decades, to control blood pressure. I started taking it long before the day I turned 65 that happened to coincide with the beginnings of the great recession that effectively reduced the value of our savings and our house.

Dec 18 2012
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December 20, 2012 -- CCO Oregon takes great pleasure in announcing that United States Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will be recording remarks to be delivered at the Transforming Care 2013 conference organized by CCO Oregon. Secretary Sebelius¹s remarks will conclude the two-day conference, which takes place at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on January 8 and 9.

Dec 18 2012
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PORTLAND, Ore. ­– Following an extensive internal review of health benefits along with discussions with transgender advocates, Oregon Health & Science University is increasing access to medically necessary care for transgender employees.

OHSU, Portland's largest employer, joins several other notable Oregon organizations in making its employee health insurance coverage more inclusive, including the city of Portland, Multnomah County, Intel Corp. and New Seasons Market.

Dec 17 2012
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PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has earned $26 million through October, $6.7 million ahead of the projected pace for the first four months of the fiscal year, according to a report at the quarterly OHSU Board of Directors meeting today.

Dec 13 2012
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The organization intends to focus on tuition equity for immigrant students, prenatal healthcare and driver’s license restoration next legislative session

December 12, 2012 --At a kickoff event in Northeast Portland, the Oregon Health Equity Alliance announced its legislative priorities for the 2013 session: driver's license restoration, cultural competency for health professionals, data collection in the health sector, tuition equity for immigrant students and prenatal healthcare for all women.

Dec 13 2012

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