Diane Lund-Muzikant

Who’s Responsible for the High Cost of Pharmaceuticals?

That’s the topic of our next breakfast forum on Sept. 27

The cost of pharmaceuticals takes a toll on consumers, employers and all sectors of the healthcare industry. Who’s responsible for those high costs and what’s the best way to bring them down?

State Could Be Close to Settlement with Zoom Management

No one is willing to speak on the record but conversations are definitely taking place.

A settlement could be imminent between the state of Oregon and Zoom Health Plan to recover $3 million after its affiliate Zoom Management Inc. failed to pay the money in late 2016 in exchange for a surplus note, but never did.

Independent sources have told The Lund Report that a settlement agreement will likely happen by late September. Beyond recovering the $3 million, other penalties could be imposed that affect Zoom’s co-founders and majority stakeholders, Drs. Dave Sanders and Albert DiPiero.

ZOOM+ Loses Two High-Profile Executives

Both its in-house attorney and the quality assurance manager have left the network of clinics, while an investigation into Zoom’s related health plans continues.

ZOOM+, which runs more than 20 neighborhood clinics in the Portland and Seattle metropolitan areas, lost two high-level executives in June.

Lauren Wallace who was hired by CEO Dave Sanders as general consul, stepped down following a 10-month stint. She was hired in August 2016.

OHSU, Salem Health Call off Collaboration

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Senate President Peter Courtney says he is disappointed at the end of the partnership.

Less than two weeks after officials at Oregon Health & Science University told The Lund Report they intended to negotiate a new agreement with Salem Health, that effort to repair a relationship ori

Salem Health Ends Affiliation with OHSU Partners

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At the same time, Salem remains a partner of Propel Health, a seven-member hospital alliance fostered by OHSU, while Moda Health has left the alliance. Salem Health and OHSU are re-negotiating a new agreement

Nearly two years ago, Salem Health joined forces with Oregon Health & Science University to create OHSU Partners LLC, and combine their clinical and financial operations. They intended to help transform healthcare throughout Oregon by creating an integrated health system.

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