Diane Lund-Muzikant

Federal Waiver Comes Without New Money

But state officials are optimistic about continuing their healthcare reform efforts.

There’s excitement by Governor Kate Brown and other officials after the federal government approved Oregon’s Medicaid waiver for another five years.

Breakfast Forum Looks at the Future of CCOs

With approval of the new federal waiver, we're bringing together a panel to talk about what lies ahead.

Now that Oregon has had its federal waiver renewed for another five years, what’s ahead for the state’s 16 coordinated care organizations? Will for-profit organizations be excluded from the next contracts? Will there be more transparency in how CCOs are spending their money?

Health Insurance Enrollment Continues Climbing

The repeal of Obamcare means that 45,000 jobs in Oregon will be lost.

Despite attempts by President-elect Trump to repeal and replace Obamacare, enrollment in Oregon is higher than ever before, and people have until Jan. 31 to sign up.

The latest enrollment figures show that 148,978 Oregonians had chosen coverage by Dec. 31, compared to 147,109 the previous year, according to Elizabeth Cronen, communications and legislative manager for the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace.

OHSU Surplus Note Doesn’t Come Due Until 2024

Meanwhile, mental health providers have raised concerns about the slow claim payments processed by Moda.

Now that Oregon Health & Science University has officially announced it’s not moving forward with an ownership stake in Moda Health, there’s a lingering question – what’s the status of the $50 million surplus note and back interest payments?

OHSU Noose Incident Remains Unresolved

Not only are students and faculty alarmed, but the union may take the matter to arbitration.

Two days after the election of Donald Trump, a miniature noose was hung above a poster at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital, supposedly a joke, telling people to “bang head here” as a “stress reduction kit.”

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