Three of the health plans administered by Regence – in Utah, Oregon and Washington experienced underwriting losses that exceeded $260 million since 2011, which led A.M. Best – an insurance rating service – to give Regence a negative rating.
Ever since Centene Corp.
Oregon hospitals benefitted from the recent announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which paid out nearly $1.5 billion to more than a third of U.S. hospitals to resolve longstanding Medicare billing disputes.
Duane Francis, CEO and president of Mid-Columbia Medical Center, in The Dalles has announced his retirement, and expects to step down in late October. Francis, who joined Mid-Columbia in 1984 as its controller, has held the top position since 2002.
Despite the turmoil surrounding PeaceHealth, a heavy hitter has joined the team, who’s a familiar face to many in the healthcare industry.
Could OHSU and Moda be moving toward an equity arrangement? In emails obtained by The Lund Report under the Freedom of Information Act, Dr. Joe Robertson, president of OHSU, and Robert Gootee, CEO of Moda Health, could be headed in that direction.
Dr. Mark Richardson, dean of OHSU School of Medicine, was critically injured while doing a home repair, and is receiving intensive care at a metro-area hospital; his prognosis is uncertain.
Another high-level executive at Peace Health has handed in his resignation. Kirk Raboin, chief administrative officer at the St. John Medical Center in Longview, Wash., steps down on Friday after a 36-year career.
Executives at Oregon’s 16 coordinated care organizations were caught off guard when state officials announced a competitive bidding process during the next round of contracts in December 2018.
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