Christian Wihtol

Providers, Insurers Brace For Virus Financial Fallout

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As state health care providers brace for waves of coronavirus patients, it’s uncertain how Oregon hospitals and health insurers will handle the financial strain.

Trillium Cuts Jobs Amid Loss Of  Medicaid Members 

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A new five-year round in Oregon’s Medicaid system has just begun and already it’s taken a toll on Trillium Community Health Plan, a for-profit insurer facing competition for the first time on its home turf.

Rejected Once, Pennsylvania Corporation Files New Bid For Oregon Psychiatric Hospital

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Three years after failing to win state approval to build a 100-bed psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville, a multinational health care giant is trying anew, arguing that the mental health care crisis in Oregon has only worsened since its first application was rejected.

Audit: Multnomah County Primary Care Clinics Need To Fix Staffing Turnover

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Several primary care health clinics run by Multnomah County suffer from incessant turnover of medical staff tasked with intensive workloads set by management, the county auditor’s office concluded PDF icon

Psychiatric Hospital Battles Medicaid Powerhouses Over Patients

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A Pennsylvania-based Fortune 500 health care company is having a tough time elbowing its way into the Oregon market, judging by a lawsuit the company filed against five Oregon Medicaid insurers and its stymied attempt so far to build a psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville.

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