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OHSU Wrangles With Union Over Employee Costs, Proposes Cuts

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Expecting revenues to remain sub-par for many months, Oregon Health & Science University is preparing a mix of cost-curbing measures to prevent its budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 from sinking too far into the red.

Mask Mandates Spread, But Thorny Problems Remain With No Unified Strategy

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Starting Wednesday, residents in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Hood River, Marion, Polk and Lincoln counties will have to wear masks in indoor commercial settings, in line with the fast-swelling ranks of cities, counties and states around the country.

Oregon’s For-Profit, Revenue-Rich Hospitals Reap Millions In Federal Payout

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The federal government gave the two for-profit hospitals in the state plenty despite the fact that they generate big annual payouts for their out-of-state owners.

Report: Economic Slump Could Increase Oregon’s Medicaid Bill By Half A Billion Dollars

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Depending on the level of unemployment created by the virus-induced economic crisis, Oregon would need to spend between $75 million and $516 million in state money to cover the additional Medicaid enrollees for the period January 2020-December 2022, according to a new report.

Patients, Revenues Starting To Return To OHSU Amid Losses

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Patient volumes and accompanying revenues are “beginning to recover” at Oregon Health & Science University, but the institution expects the next 12 to 24 months to be financially lean as a recession grips the region, administrators said in a report to the board.

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