Courtney Sherwood

Zoom Care Makes Medicaid Pitch; CareOregon Not Yet Interested

Documents obtained by The Lund Report outline Zoom's attempt to negotiate with one of the state’s largest coordinated care providers.

Zoom Care is trying to sell itself as a money-saver for one of Oregon’s largest Medicaid contractors. But so far, CareOregon is not buying.

Data Show Huge Range in Hospital Prices Across Oregon

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The same procedures often cost five times more in rural areas as they do in Portland metro hospitals, according to a Lund Report analysis of insurance claims data.

A hospital billing database that’s been in development for years is beginning to shed light on the huge variation in the cost of medical care across Oregon.

The $8 Billion Challenge: Can Oregon Remake Health Care?

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The Oregon Health Authority is changing its approach to Medicaid to improve health and contain costs.

Oregon’s facing an $8 billion question: Can state bureaucrats and politicians reinvent the health insurance program that

CMS Slams Health Insurance Marketplace

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Oregon officials argue they’ve kept rates down, despite federal changes that have made the individual market less stable.

More Oregonians Had Health Insurance in Q1 of 2018 – But Fewer Got it at Work

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Providence Health Plan covers more Oregonians than any other insurer, including a significant share who buy individual plans on the Affordable Care Act-created exchange.

Behavioral Health Director to Leave Oregon Health Authority

Word of Royce Bowlin’s planned departure comes shortly after OHA Director Patrick Allen announced a reorganization of the agency.

The Oregon Health Authority’s behavioral health director, Royce Bowlin, is resigning effective July 3, prompting concern from advocates that high turnover in recent years is detracting from efforts to address addiction and mental health in the state.

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